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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Upcoming Xbox One Update Locks Framerate at 30 FPS

| May 26, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Upcoming Xbox One Update Locks Framerate at 30 FPS News Xbox  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a fantastic game all around. The story is great, the characters are deep, and the world is vast and beautiful. Of course that world looks a bit different depending on how you play the game. PC users are limited only by their hardware, while PS4 and Xbox One are set to a certain standard of play. One issue so far has been that the Xbox One version allows for varying framerates, letting it go up and down depending on the graphical situation. However, a future update to The Witcher 3 will fix this by locking the framerate to 30 FPS. This should help deliver a smoother experience for Xbox One players in the future.

The news came via Twitter where a fan asked why developer CD Projekt Red hadn’t already locked the framerate of the game to 30 FPS on Xbox One. Community Lead & Website Coordinator for CD Projekt Red Marcin Momot responded that “The lock should be there in the upcoming patch.” This isn’t the first time The Witcher 3 has had to deal with framerate issues on the consoles. The PS4 version had some problems with lower and faltering framerates pre-launch, with a day one update hitting to address the issue. The Xbox One version still won’t be at the same level graphically as the PS4 or PC editions, but this should help significantly.

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  • Tga215

    Cool

  • The PC Master Race

    “Silky smooth 30FPS”

    Oh console peasants, when will they learn

    • Dennis

      When you start buying our hardware. LOL.

      Money where you’re mouth is. Convert the unwashed masses. :P

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      NO

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      ONE

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      • The PC Master Race

        Nobody cares about you :^)

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          • The PC Master Race

            No one cares :^)

          • Country Boy Lucifer

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          • The PC Master Race

            no1curr :^)

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            HA HA HA HA HA HA HA IT’S SO OBVIOUS BASEMENT BITCH

          • The PC Master Race

            no1care :^)

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            HA HA HA HA HA BASEMENT DWELLER STOP CARING SO MUCH

          • Terminator

            I knew you cared about everything he said, if that wasnt the case you wouldnt have this love/chat fest with him.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Are we seeing a sub account of the basement dweller? I can’t think why anyone would defend him

          • Terminator

            Why should I defend the biggest attackofthefanboy dweller troll? Why should I defend a hypocrite like you? Btw I am not defending him but attacking your retarded spam troll comment. You are not being funny.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Pipe down my douchey friend, this does not concern you ;0)

          • ?????

            Guess this is why you got kicked out of the house, living alone.
            There there hoppsy. :^)

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Lol what? What are you even talking about little xbot?

  • bardock5151

    Graphically the consoles are the same. Higher res on PS4, higher frame rate on X1.

    Neither come close to matching PC.

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      Ps4 will usually outperform x1 on frame rates also. With very few exceptions.

      • GK15

        Not with this game

        • Country Boy Lucifer

          See my reply to bardock

          • GK15

            I doubt a patch will help. If they lowered the res on the PS4 version or went with a dynamic approach like Xbox, that would help. But they won’t. We saw it with Dragon Age, Advanced Warfare and we’re seeing it with Witcher3. PS4 has a resolution edge, XB1 has a few more fps. Both are close enough that it doesn’t matter

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            That’s not the case with 90% of games though. most games ps4 trumps the x1 on both frames and res.

            I’m not making it up, check it out.

            bottom line is the performance of the ps4 is usually better with both frames and res.

            Maybe the odd game has a couple more fps with xbox but they are few and far between,

          • GK15

            Uhhh, no. Most of the time if PS4 has a resolution bump, it comes at the cost of fps or other effects. Evolve for example sacrificed some effects on PS4. If XB1 matches PS4 in res, PS4 usually wins on a few fps. Almost every game I’ve seen has been like that. Maybe a few outliers, but generally thats how it is. Don’t forget that XB1 has faster CPU than PS4 and also a 7th core now.

            PS4 doesn’t have a significant advantage over XB1. Multi plats are so close that it doesn’t matter. Been that way for a while

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            Can’t post links anymore but just type in ps4 vs xbox one frames into google, come back, say sorry.

            it’s an IGN article

          • GK15

            Lol, the article just gives resolution differences and general fps. It doesn’t go into detail about drops. Digital Foundry is for that. And most of the time you’ll see there if a game has slightly lower native resolution on XB1, it has the benefit of more stable frames or other stuff. Most if not all games in your article are the same frame rates but it doesn’t go into detail about drops or other effects.

            I’ve given you several recent examples of games with good graphics. I accept your concession

          • Revolver Ocelot

            “Most of the time if PS4 has a resolution bump, it comes at the cost of fps or other effects.”

            Still wrong, Kevin.

            Go back to whining about the PS4 on Twitter while you wait for that moribund Xbone lineup to show up.

          • The PC Master Race

            Proud of that silky smooth 30FPS and lack of effects then, gimp lover?

        • Guester

          Will now that its locked to 30

          • GK15

            Considering that the drops on PS4 are lower than the ones on XB1, I’d say that’s unlikely. It’s not a huge difference, but XB1 has slight edge in fps for Witcher 3

      • bardock5151

        The X1 has less drops below 30 than the PS4. The PS4 regularly performs worse than the X1 in Novigrad and Oxenfurt, especially when it is raining.

        With the X1 receiving a 30fps lock option, it’ll be the smoothest console version.

        The PS4 also has sustained locked instances where it is 20fps, that lock MAY have been removed with the latest patch.

        • Steven Hiller

          Finally someone who gets it.

        • Country Boy Lucifer

          Sorry, I should clarify I meant in general.

          it’s worth pointing out that patches will probably improve The witcher past the capabilities of the x1, lets face it it’s got it’s fair share of issues on high end pc’s

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Just Barcock making his usual excuses while the PS4 is the smoothest console version with better AA, better AF and higher resolution.

          • The PC Master Race

            And yet the “smoothest console version” drops to 20FPS and has inferior weak FXAA and only 4xAF at best.

            Gimp Lover that really is pathetic how you defend your shitty console version against the other shitty console version by highlighting all those graphical features that show how shit it is. :^)

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            DWELLER

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            BASEMENT

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            CARES

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            ONE

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            NO

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          • The PC Master Race

            No one cares how grammatically challenged you are, loser :^)

          • Country Boy Lucifer

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          • The PC Master Race

            No1curr :^)

          • Country Boy Lucifer

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          • The PC Master Race

            Nobody cares :^)

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          • The PC Master Race

            Nobody cares, loser :^)

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          • Country Boy Lucifer

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          • bardock5151

            Don’t you ever get tired of lying? Or being wrong all the time? Or generally bending over for Sony?

            What am I saying, of course not…. You’re a shill.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Can’t handle the facts, eh barcock?

            Knock it down to 480p, get some decent AA in there on the Bone as well.

          • bardock5151

            That comment shows your complete lack of understanding.

            So keep going, please, it’s amusing.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Last game that was “better” on the Shitbox was Revelations 2 because of framerate drops in a short outdoors section in episode 1 on the PS4.

            But hey, if there’s one person who’s an expert in lack of understanding, it would be you, barcock.)

          • The PC Master Race

            Gimp Lover your meltdown was beautiful to behold as you defend your terminally weak shitstation 4. I await you telling everyone resolution doesn’t matter any more because of Sony’s 720P VR :^)

          • llTommoll

            No. The PS4 isn’t the smoothest console version. The XB1 version is. Go ahead and look at digital foundry.

            And there’s also a load of people from the PS4 community over on dual shockers etc that say they wish that the PS version was 900p, just so it can run a smoother, more stable frame rate.

            Now, let’s see if you’ve got it in you to make a civilise reply without using pathetic, childish words such as “Xbox rat” or “xbot”.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            I did, Tommy, they went for the PS4 version because of the smoother frame rate, higher resolution, better AA and better AF.

            Of course, that’s assuming dropping the res might improve the framerate considering resolution is largely handled by the GPU and frame rate by the CPU, or if the power freed up by this drop allows any other factor to meaningfully compensate.

            Was that OK, rat? ;)

          • TheManWithABigToe

            I have it on PC, no problems here. No clue what you are talking about.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            What? completely unrelated to this conversation….

          • TheManWithABigToe

            You said that the PC version was having problems and I just wanted to say that I have not had any.

          • Country Boy Lucifer

            You’re extremly lucky then…

    • GK15

      Spot on

  • JCheezy

    Another reason why Xbox is a better community. If Sony would listen to their gamers a little more Insted of being money hungry then maybe their games wouldn’t freeze every other movement. Maybe Sony doesn’t have the money to make upgrades to a game after they release them and steal your money. 30 million sold…what a joke.

    • tasslehoff

      Xbox a better community lol they don’t even have a clear message it’s a media center oh wait it’s a gaming station oh wait it has the kinect oh wait it doesn’t #another180coming

      • 111AlaN111

        Since forever the X1 is a gaming system with other features as TV, and Kinect/DRM were the only things changed because they knew people didn’t like those things. Also, that’s not the Xbox community.

        • tasslehoff

          Really is that why they focused more ion features than games at many points. Keep trying.

          • 111AlaN111

            They explain new things. The X360 was a gaming system with some other features, but they weren’t as good as in the X1. So if they are presenting the next console, then it’s more likely to focus their presentation on new things instead of saying that their console can play games.

  • GK15

    I’ll take the locked 30 fps. It’s just more consistent and smoother overall. Not sure why this wasn’t present day on the XB1 since the beginning. Really enjoying the game so far tho, it’s excellent.

    But what’s up with the last sentence of the article? The PS4 won’t be nearly on par with the PC version. The XB1 and PS4 versions are identical except XB1 version has dynamic resolution btwn 900p/1080p and better frame rates. PS4 stays at 1080p but has less fps

  • Revolver Ocelot

    Should have been locked at 30fps from the start. It’s fairly obvious the hardware cannot handle it at 900p. In fact, it should have been docked down to 720p, hell, drop it to 600p because resolution doesn’t matter.

    • The PC Master Race

      Like a console with a that can only run it at 20FPS, right Gimp Lover? 20FPS runs it better than a 60FPS PC right?

      I see you are practising your resolution doesn’t matter arguments for the 720P VR Sony is releasing :^)

      • Country Boy Lucifer

        NO ONE CARES VIRGIN BOY HA HA HA HA

    • bardock5151

      The PS4 probably should’ve seen a reduction in resolution. It tends to struggle quite alot to hit 30fps.

  • the graphics of this game is out of this world!

  • Guester

    30 frames is smooth?? Poor x1 always the little shitty bitch of the group.

    • bardock5151

      Poor PS4, it’s got the worst frame rate. Long stretches at 20fps!!! That’s sad.

      • Guester

        Yup. Agree. Why I PC.

  • TheManWithABigToe

    Should have been done in the first place.

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