When The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt system requirements arrived they were predictably massive, but the story didn’t end there. Not only did CD Projekt RED announce last week that the recommended requirements were geared towards 30 frames per second, but it’s now admitted that those specs are only for Mid-High settings.
A recent report from playtesting suggests that development is practically complete on The Witcher 3, with CD Projekt RED now just focused on bug-fixing and optimisation. While preview builds of the console versions are progressing well, CDPR has said that the PlayStation 4 version is the further behind, with a number of frame rate drops and texture pop-in issues.
Despite this, it’s the PC system requirements for The Witcher 3 that are likely to cause the most worry, and users looking to run it at Ultra settings with all the optional bells and whistles will need a significantly more powerful system than the GeForce GTX 770 asked for. When asked on what settings the recommended Witcher 3 specs will be able to play, CDPR responded ““No, recommended specs are supposed to let you play on mid-high settings in 1920×1080.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out on May 19th worldwide, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Could The Witcher 3 be one of the most demanding games we've ever seen? Or do you have faith in CDPR's ability to cater to lower-end systems?