Witcher 3 dev says resolution is 'more of a PR differentiation'

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2014 11:00am PDT

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have a higher resolution on PlayStation 4, but CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski says the difference is negligible. In comments about the possible disparity, he said that it's more of a PR tool for Sony and fan battles than anything meaningful.

"We are still working on squeezing the juice out of the consoles and Microsoft are supporting us in this respect," Iwinski told Eurogamer. "The final effect, whether it's 720p, 1080p--we had the debate in the studio about it and actually asked our tech guys to explain how it works, and they sent me some complicated graphs that 'if I have this size of the screen, and I sit one meter or two meters from it, then I might be able to see the difference.'

"It's more of a PR differentiation, which is very important for Sony right now--and they are using it, obviously--than something that is really meaningful to gamers.

He said the differences will be "tiny" if they exist at all. "It will be more like people talking 'hey, I have this and you have that and this is better'."

The PC version, of course, will be able to scale up beyond either console version.

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