CD Projekt: The Witcher 3 Ultra to have “slap on the face” graphics

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No one has ever seen The Witcher 3 Ultra settings yet, and from what CD Projekt’s Senior Game Designer Damien Monnier said yesterday, it seems like no one will before release.

The good news is that he felt very confident about it, going as far as saying that it will be a “slap on the face” when people finally see it for themselves.

Here’s what Monnier said, “It’s not even on the highest settings, we’re saving this for when you buy the game – we want you to get a bit of a slap across the face, that’s when you see the highest.”

The comment was made just before showing a short new gameplay footage of the game. Do note that this happened at the NVIDIA GDC 2015 event and this demo used the company’s GRID streaming service, meaning that the PC game was streamed to the location of the event. The event was then streamed over Twitch and captured for the following YouTube video, with all the obvious consequences for image quality – even so, The Witcher 3 still manages to look great.

“Of course, I anticipate some gamers will be disappointed not to be able to witness the Ultra settings before launch. Probably a few will also think that they’re not showing it because it lacks optimization; it may well be a combination of both things, judging from experience. The highest setting clearly needs a lot of care in order to be playable and it’s likely that CD Projekt plans to wow gamers after all the downgrade talk,” he further added.

Nonetheless, we’re getting close now. In just over two months we’ll see for ourselves, as The Witcher 3 is slated for May 19 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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