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“Great for a free update”: Video comparisons of the original and improved The Witcher 3 pleasantly surprised gamers

Yesterday CD Projekt RED released a trailer for the improved version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and also talked about the main innovations and changes. Soon, bloggers started posting video comparisons, causing players to notice even more differences from the original.

    Screenshot from the extended version trailer.  Source: CD Projekt RED

Screenshot from the extended version trailer

The video comparison was published by the YouTube channel Cycu1, among others. The blogger compared footage from the trailer and the original game running on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 at maximum settings.

Similar videos appeared on the Open Surprise and Ultimate Gamerz channels, and Reddit user Adrian compared 28x new and old versions of the White Garden.

Reaction to the comparisons was mixed: some users called the improvements insignificant, while others were surprised at how seriously the developers took it. But there was a lot more positive feedback. “A free update that has really been worked on,wrote one of the YouTube users. — Rockstar should take note. “Looks great considering the update is completely free.”written down Another.

As the main innovations, users consider global lighting with ray tracing, greater drawing distance, as well as more detailed models and environments (more realistic vegetation, more clouds). Also, the players drew attention to significant similarities with the fan modification HD revised projectthat CD Projekt RED used while working on the update and expressed hope that the developers will fix its many technical bugs.

The video shows changes that CD Projekt RED didn’t focus on: NPC models become more diverseand all engine cutscenes are rendered in real-time, while in the original some of them are pre-rendered (this can be ascertained by changing the character’s armor to default regardless of what is equipped).

    Original 2015

Original 2015

    improved version

improved version

Many users admitted that they remember The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as shown in the new trailer. Lead Level Designer Miles Tost called these words “Big compliment”.

The remastered version will also get Ultra+ settings on PC, performance and quality modes on consoles, a photo mode, a new zoom camera and more cinematic camera angles in cutscenes, many quality improvements including walking speed control with a stick and filters for the mini-map. , and content based on the Netflix series. It will be released on December 14th on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S. The update is free for all owners of the original.

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