The Witcher 3 gets 4K and HDR support on Xbox One X and PS4

by: Randy -
More On: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 ["Perfect" - Gaming Nexus] is officially Xbox One X enhanced. This upgrade patch brings a number of graphical features and tweaks. Also, for the PlayStation 4 Pro, an additional upgrade patch is coming, introducing HDR support.

The Xbox One X upgrade patch gives you two visual fidelity options:

4K Mode and Performance Mode. 4K Mode gives you 4K graphics on a 4K display, or supersampled on a non-4K display. You also get enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion, texture filtering, and higher-resolution textures, all at 30 fps.

Performance Mode enables dynamic resolution scaling, giving you a minimum 1080p resolution, but can go up to 4K. This mode targets 60 fps.

Both 4K Mode and Performance Mode feature HDR support, making everything more vivid.

PS4 Pro players got a smaller 4K upgrade patch in October. The upcoming upgrade patch adds the HDR support, and "a number" of technical tweaks improving performance.

If you asked me for the best role-playing game you can buy in 2017, I'd tell you to go back to 2015 and look at The Witcher 3. Well, I mean, if you're done with 2011's Skyrim. But yeah, Geralt of Rivia, while not the most vividly drawn-up character I've ever met, at least isn't embarrassing to play. And The Witcher 3's map is, to this date, some of the best-sculpted countryside you'll find in all video gaming. 

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt enhanced for Xbox One X.
Additional PlayStation 4 Pro upgrade patch coming in the near future.

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the release of the Xbox One X upgrade patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In addition, the studio announces that an upgrade patch introducing HDR support will soon be released for the PlayStation 4 Pro computer entertainment system.

The Xbox One X upgrade patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt introduces a number of graphical features and tweaks to the game across two visual fidelity options — 4K Mode and Performance Mode.

In 4K Mode, the game and all its additional content will run in 4K resolution (or supersampled on a non-4K display), featuring enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion and texture filtering, as well as higher resolution textures and gameplay at 30 fps. Switching to Performance Mode will enable dynamic resolution scaling, rendering the game at a resolution of minimum 1080p and up to 4K, while targeting 60 fps during gameplay. Both modes will additionally feature support for HDR, making the game look more vivid when played on an HDR-capable display. Additional information regarding the Xbox One X upgrade patch and how to toggle between the different visual fidelity modes is available here.

The PlayStation4 version of the game received a similar upgrade patch for the PlayStation4 Pro system earlier in October, which introduced 4K resolution and enhancements such as improved ambient occlusion, texture filtering, as well as an all-around performance boost. Users of the PlayStation4 Pro system can expect an additional upgrade patch, featuring support for HDR and a number of technical tweaks improving the overall experience, to be released in the near future.