The Witcher 3 Dev Not Comfortable With "Cross-Generation" Games
We already know of several big-name games that will release for both current-generation and next-gen consoles. But one developer doesn't want to make that kind of compromise.
CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski told Edge that cross-generational projects force designers to make compromises, which gamers might not like. Iwinski first clarified that they'll be going "next-gen only" with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is in contrast to what studios like Ubisoft (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs) and Bungie (Destiny) are doing.
The problem is that CD Projekt Red just didn't feel comfortable down-scaling their new game for the sake of current machines. In other words, they're not interested in delivering a "so-so" game that wouldn't be as good as it could possibly be. Said Iwinski:
"We're looking for AAA experiences from the next-gen. The Witcher 3 is so large… with a world bigger than Skyrim, and everything that we wanted to put inside it, there's just no way that it would run on current-gen. We'd have to put a couple of years of development into [360 and PS3 versions], and then the experience would be so-so… we'd never do that."
Of course, this also means that those who don't immediately spring into the new generation won't be able to play The Witcher 3. But then again, you have to pay for the best quality, right?
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
4/4/2013 10:31:33 PM Ben Dutka