Sony and Microsoft have turned native game resolution into a talking point this-generation. Both companies spent a lot of their Gamescom 2014 press conferences declaring games to be 1080p without realizing that one of the biggest games of next year may not hit that magical number on either console.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks absolutely fantastic with its extremely detailed open-world, impressive animations, and lack of loading screens. It’s all coming together well, but whether it will launch at 1080p on either console is up in the air.
“We are working hard on optimizing the game and nothing is set in stone,” CD Projekt Red Marketing Manager Tomasz Tinc explained to Gamespot. “Our engine team remains optimistic and we will surely squeeze the most we can out of each console. I know you might be expecting concrete info like the final frame rate and resolution, but it’s simply impossible to give you that sort of thing before the optimization process is complete.”
There’s still plenty of time to optimize the game on PS4 and Xbox One, but fans shouldn’t get their hopes too high just in case 1080p doesn’t pan out. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out February 24, 2015.