The Witcher 3 has been updated on PS4, but Xbox One owners have been left waiting. Patch 1.03, which hit PC last week, was released for Sony’s console; however, it is currently only available in Europe.
So really, the rest of the world’s PS4 owners are waiting alongside Xbox One players for The Witcher 3 to be patched.
In a post on the Witcher 3 forums, Marcin Momot detailed the patch notes for PS4, stating that the Witcher 3 developer is working to get this patch everywhere else, ASAP. The patch fixes numerous issues, such as the spontaneous combustion of gas clouds (which could be a problem if you’re walking near one), reduces foliage shadow pop-in, fixes some minor graphical issues in Gwent, as well as fixes the issue with framerates in cutscenes.
After 1.03 passes Microsoft’s certification, Xbox One owners can expect the patch to lock the framerate at 30. Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry reported that the Xbox One version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt played at a variable frame rate, even sometimes going as high as 40 frames-per-second. While this may seem better than the PS4’s locked 30 FPS, the variable frame rate does cause issues if you want to maintain a smooth Witcher 3 experience.
PC players of The Witcher 3 have received two patches in the meantime. Patch 1.04 released Monday, once again boosting the graphics of the already jacked version of The Witcher 3, improving the texture quality of those playing on Ultra and High settings. CD Projekt Red mentioned in a candid interview with Eurogamer that they will be continually working on the PC version of Witcher 3, improving upon what is already a gorgeous game. This stems from the controversy that The Witcher 3 was downgraded from its 2013 reveal. Also included in the PC patch is the ability to rebind keys if you’re using keyboard and mouse to play The Witcher 3.
Currently, there is no ETA for the Witcher 3 PS4 patch to be available in all territories, but you can be sure CD Projekt Red will announce when it happens. Microsoft is also being quiet as to the patch on their console, although it is likely it’ll be available in the next day or so for players to download. No word yet, however, on when the saving bug that has plagued Witcher 3 users, which the Inquisitr reported on previously, will be fixed. Likely, it’ll be taken care of in a future patch to hit the console, but no timetable has been given.
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