The Witcher 3: Screenshot Comparison Between PC at 5K versus PS4 Show Surprisingly Good Result

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most anticipated game of this year. It is an open world RPG that boasts some of the best looking visuals on current generation consoles, and it is a nice benchmark to determine the graphics capability of the game on consoles and PC.

CD Project Red have recently detailed the main difference between the PC and PS4 version of the game, and according to them, the difference mainly boils down to the following:

– draw distance
– framerate
– resolution
– exclusive features such as hairworks

In any case, the comparison below is between the PC version running at 5K resolution on PC (courtesy of PCGamesHardware) versus direct-feed screenshots of the PS4 version taken by us.

As the comparison illustrates, the different between PC and console version remains true for majority of the game. CD Project Red have done a remarkable job on the console version of the game, resulting in a port that closely matches the PC version. Of course, the PC version is always going to be the definitive edition of the game with the option to render at higher resolution, the addition of hair works allowing beautifully rendered fur and hair, better frame rate and draw distance.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released on May 19th 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Let us know what you think about this comparison in the comments below.

  • justerthought

    PS4 games don’t need 4K because our TV’s max out at 1080p and look great.

    It’s not about whether a PC can do better graphics than Uncharted. It’s about whether it is a better game than Uncharted. Lets not forget The Last Of Us is the best game ever made and it is not on PC.

    It’s no good claiming a certain PC game looks better than The Last Of Us. Graphics alone do not make it a great game. Hopefully we are gamers not shallow graphic geeks.

  • justerthought

    Well I’m looking at the PC version compared to the PS4 version which I am playing and thinking it’s amazing that a £350 piece of hardware can get so close to a £2000 PC games rig.

    The PC master race who were feeling rather chuffed how good it looks on PC will now be feeling quite shocked that the paupers are almost enjoying the same quality, as the reality hits that they have wasted an awful lot of money for little gain.

  • Ajay Dhillon

    Why are you guys always so focused on putting down the console versions?

  • akall_luy

    Reading the comments below i gotta say holy shit ive never seen so many retards that own ps4 lol its funny they always talking about 1080p 60fps an graphics look the same as pc do they not realize the graphics on ps4 is on low settings converted to pc format haha thats the only way they can make it 1080p my cousins own a ps4 ive seen it an it looks like a downgrade version of pc games lolol an all their judging an saying they look identical u know where they get their video comparisons from? Youtube hahaha are these ppl are really that stupid u cant compare games graphics on youtube lol youtube downgrades the quality of vids so please stop acting an talking like u know the statistics an shit cuz if u had any logic you would know higher resolution means better graphics doesnt take a genious to know that pc=4k an the ps4 is 1080p they need to seriously put some math lessons in these cod games or whatever it is sony pony kids play cuz they have a hard time figuring it out lol. If i had 4 apples an u have 1 apple who has more apples???? Hahaha

  • CalibratedTub

    The game doesnt have textures above 1080p….you need native texture support as well to truly get an additional layer of definition to the details. And if you cant see these images on a 5K display then there is no point.

  • AndrewLB

    Stupid comparison. You’re comparing a 1080p screenshot taken from PS4 and through the magic of JPG compression, the image is now 311 KB. Also, why isn’t the 4k image actually 4k? It’s been resized to 2560×1600 for some reason and it’s also 300ppi, not 72 like pretty much every screenshot I can recall taking.
    And lastly, my 1080p screenshots look better than your 4k screens.

  • Neil

    Article on high def gfx, uses jpg as examples…

  • Icaraeus

    You’re lying PC gets 5K60fps, it can’t even get 4K60fps with every game like you claim. Titan X can only run a demo in UE4 at 1080p25-30fps

    • AndrewLB

      If you were to dumb down the graphics settings so they match the PS4 version, then most top end cards will be able to run most games at 4k/60.

    • justerthought

      The master race always quote the theoretical spec, then blame the dev when the reality falls way short. The real culprit is the PC global architecture and the fact that it is not a closed system with everyone on the same hardware.

  • Icaraeus

    I play on PC. PS4 plays many games at 1080p60fps. You can’t even spell properly.

    • Loukman Istanbouli

      Oh i can spell properly for sure but i cant be bothered to do that while im on my phone, so grammar nazzis take a chill pill and back off would ya.. you’re not the only ones who can spell shit right, it doesn’t require a genius..

      Anyway, i have a gtx780 i5-4670k and a 16 gb ddr3 1866 mhz which is still 2013 but still top tier and can decimate anything ps4 and no ps4 cant run demanding games @ 60 fps1080p.. the only games running at that are very old games.. otherwise its either 900p @60 fps like battlefield 4 or 1080p @30 fps..
      if u dont believe me just check ign ps4 vs xbox native resolutions and framerates

      • Icaraeus

        You don’t even know proper grammar. I have a Titan X, Intel Xeon E5 2699v3 and 32GB DDR4. PS4 can run many demanding games at 1080p60fps. Battlefield 4 is unoptimized idiot. Many PS4 games that run at 1080p30fps look better than any PC game released in existence.

        • Loukman Istanbouli

          i already told u im on my phone u retarded moron.

          “Battlefield 4 is unoptimized idiot”
          this was one of many examples u fucking baboon..

          “Many PS4 games that run at 1080p30fps look better than any PC game released in existence.”
          u say that and im the idiot here? lmao this alone makes u look like a moronic dumbass who just got out from living in a cave his entire life..

          u know what, whatever makes u sleep at night.. oh god i knew that console peasants are the worst, but this one takes it up a notch still…

          • Icaraeus

            being on a phone does not excuse poor grammar. Go look at Horizon, Uncharted 4 on PS4. There’s no such thing as a console peasant. Console owners pay more than PC owners for stuff. The PS3 was $1000 at launch in Australia. All consoles apart from current gen were better than pretty much all PCs that released the same timeframe.

          • Loukman Istanbouli

            those are abbreviations you fucking moron…
            “Go look at Horizon, Uncharted 4 on PS4”
            i have already seen them, i own a ps3 and a ps4 so your point?
            at lunch meaning first year? lol sure fine get that one year of licking your wounds, even tho that’s not true at all..

            “There’s no such thing as a console peasant.”
            says the console peasant..

            anyway you’re obviously a retard so the discussion ends here..

          • Icaraeus

            Uh yes it is true that all consoles apart from current gen were vastly superior to PC. PS3 with the CELL, XBox 360 with the GPU and CPU, PS2 with everything, XBox with everything, PS1 with everything, Atari, Sega etc. I have a vastly superior PC than you. I have a Titan X, Intel Xeon E5 2699v3 and 32GB DDR4.

          • klownk

            Are you retarded ?

          • Icaraeus

            Kid? I’m 18. Retarded? I have no problems

          • Guest

            So whatever happened to that titan x and Xeon?

          • Icaraeus

            I still have it. Why?

          • Guest

            Last I heard you had a 270

          • klownk

            I’m not a kid, I’m 18…
            No comment…

      • extermin8or2

        MGSv runs at 60fps 1080p… and is clearly demanding if you look at the gameplay etc….

        • Loukman Istanbouli

          actually i have bought a ps4 for myself just recently to compare for myself… and its bullshit.. everything.. the graphics are nothing compared to a pc.. sure maybe they have achieved 1080p @60 fps which i saw for myself however they traded in graphical fidelity to achieve it..
          graphics are much much worse compared to mid end pc, the edges are all jaggy, colors are washed out and it looks as though you’re looking into a dirty glass..

          • justerthought

            Really? When I played Far Cry 4 on PS4 it was sharp with no jaggies and fully saturated colours. it looked nothing like your description. The same goes for The Witcher 3. Your TV must be crap. I’ve got my PS4 displaying on a Sony 40″ HD TV and it looks superb.

  • Cloud Design Studio

    You do know this is because high and ultra textures on PC is 2k compressed? So playing it on anything over this will have the same looks. But it will be fixed in future patches on PC while PS4 won’t be able to render anything higher.

    ps: Also frame rates. Console versions run cutscenes are <30 fps while PC doesn't, depending on the spec.

  • Icaraeus

    You do know that Unity runs terribly on all platforms?

  • New meta

    Fuckers used the same version and made it shit for PC. To be fair 5K seen at 1080p>>native 1080p. This game’s PC optimization sucks ass. CDProject RED said they could run the old better version, the one they worked on before consoles released, on 2013 high end PC. Now you can’t even get stable 30fps on 500$ video cards? WTF I really hope they crack the PS4, so that I can buy it hacked. I don’t have money for GTX *80 every year and games, just to be able to play at 60fps and proper ultra settings (the way it should be played). FUCKING GREEDY NVIDIA! They even made the game run better on 200$ 960 than 1000$ Titan (not Titan X).

  • Dean Novelli

    Who gives two hoops about some fancy visuals when gameplay is what keeps you going long period.

    I’m sure the consoles will surpass the PC in graphics or atleast match it eventually.

    The game on PC looks great and if you look on the previous comments, you will realize why PC has almost no games with depth, why bother developing a game when you can just sell people some fancy prerendered screenshots and trailers, let them complain about the game as we already have your money in our pockets.

  • equivilency

    Clickbait. There’s hardly a difference. Do you know how much it costs to power a game with a 5k display?! Let’s face it. The graphics are a few years behind. Welcome to 2012.

  • Master Race? Nazi much?

    You all sound like children, both sides. Grow up.

    • The PC Master Race

      Stay mad, console peasant

  • vapidwolf1

    You pc morons are such fools,just admit there isn’t the greatest of differences and move on,devs will always find new ways to push the consoles they’ve been doing it for decades,nothing will change for this generation,games for consoles will just look better and better as years go buy,only an idiot would believe anything else

    • equivilency

      Your console is hardware limited. There is only so much you can do as a developer. You get what you pay for- well unless your a PC gamer.

      • vapidwolf1

        All consoles are hardware limited they have been since the first pong machine,never stopped devs using it in fantastic and what people thought impossible ways,are you implying you don’t get what you pay for if your a pc gamer,I suppose you don’t pay for all the hassle that comes with pc gaming,so I suppose your statement is true.

  • Cristian Cornea

    So… PC gamers are pissed-off because the game looks incredible on their platform?

  • Dirkster_Dude

    Another graphical comparison that means nothing. Although it is interesting that you really can’t tell. Maybe if it was a video you could see the Nvidia hair crap moving?

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    Wait so PC looks better then console, wow thank goodness you told me or I wouldn’t have known. My favorite part of all these comparisons is that xbone isn’t even worth comparing, its only ever PC and PS4 I guess cause PS4 has the elitists so worried, if it didn’t we wouldn’t need these constant comparison articles.

  • The PC Master Race

    Forced parity. Sony and MS are scum

    • Sean Haulman

      Mustard race is always behind consoles.

    • AllDayIPlay B

      I’d think it would have to do with the fact that they have a smaller team which unfortunately makes it more expensive for them to develop on 3 different platforms. Not to mention the time it would’ve taken to get all 3 versions completed had they not gone with their current model. Even though we have an emotional attachment as fans, we have to sometimes understand the business aspect which comes first and foremost.

      • equivilency

        Its not the devs fault. The world runs on money and they are maximizing returns as much as possible – to the point of false marketing.

  • PullTheTricker

    CDPR has crossed the line with their lies and deceit, falsely marketing Witcher 3 as a PC optimized game and right now even their steam page shows screenshots of pre-downgraded builds. Absolutely disgusting just how blatantly they sold out.

    • Tanmoy TheSituation Shahid

      Why should they cater to you?

      • PullTheTricker

        You’re absolutely right, we shouldn’t qeustion anything and just bend over for CDPR like a good little boy. No comrade, I will not! I vote with my money. 🙂

        • AllDayIPlay B

          But wouldn’t you be able to mod it at some point to have even better graphics than what was originally previewed?

          • PullTheTricker

            Yes you are correct. But still, its a matter of principal for thee way they have handled things. Have you seen their steam page? Its all screenshots of a pre-downgraded build. Its not right, and we had the same fiasco with Watchdogs if anyone needs a reminder.

          • AllDayIPlay B

            I did not. Unfortunately I’ve never been into PC gaming. Mostly due to logistics as well as growing up with a father who claimed that PC’s were not for games! He worked in the PC industry but that’s a different story. I can see why the PC community would be upset. I guess I personally see a kick ass game and after gaming for 20 plus years, the whole graphics downgrade argument doesn’t really bother me if it doesn’t affect gameplay. That’s not to say that I don’t love me some pretty ass graphics but when I started gaming with Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Intellivison, on up, the whole graphics argument have never really been a factor. We had a computer monitor for Commodore 64 that had an orange and black color palette. When I played International Karate, one dude looked like a stick figure because the color red could not be displayed. It didn’t matter, my brother and I had a blast with that game for hours on end. CDPR has their reasons for this change and I’m sure it wasn’t to mislead anyone. These dudes spent the last 3-4 years working their asses off so that they could deliver a massive experience. Are we just gonna throw it back in their face because it doesn’t look as pretty as we’d hoped even tho it still looks freaking awesome?

          • PullTheTricker

            Its not my intention to ”throw it back in their face”. Just merely speaking up about it is all. If we don’t criticize and give our opinions, they will think pulling shit like this is ok.
            Its not that I care that much about graphics, I play mostly old games such as CSGO and TF2 etc… but its a matter of principal. But obviously CDPR did care enough to advertise it as such.

        • equivilency

          I made the mistake of preorder w no refund possible ( thanks steam). If I could go back in time I would have pirated this.

  • Mortalek

    Hi, I bought the Ps4 recently and I’m wondering if I should buy the game on PC or for Ps4 because I want to play it with the best performance.

    My computer has this specs:

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 OC 2GB

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz

    16 GB RAM DDR3 at 2333MHz

    Given these specifications, where I can play better on the PC or the PS4 ?

    Sorry for my bad english 🙁

    • Big Man Tyrone

      your pc can handle it better than the ps4

    • Harry-S

      Like Tyrone said, your PC will almost definitely play the game better than the PS4 would, just decide if you want 30fps/60fps and choose settings accordingly.

    • Jeff Albertson

      That PC will play the game fairly well I would say. You won’t get Ultra at 60fps, but you can get it to lock at 60 I you tweak settings.
      But it all depends on what you want. For me, looks isn’t that important, so even though I have a higher spec PC than yours, I’m gonna be playing it on PS4 anyway, since my setup is more comfortable and I can just lounge back and enjoy long sessions. 🙂

    • equivilency

      Judging by the current screenshots its safe to say ps4 loll

  • Thad Vanity

    Man, while there are obvious clarity improvements on PC the difference just isn’t what it should be…..

  • OC Guy

    Nice…Just not enough of a difference to justify the purchase of a high end gaming rig with a 4k display.

  • Hrm…yes …lets just say they are great masters of optimization….or for someone who doesn’t have an agenda – we would say they are masters of parity and lying to PC users about it. I choose my version

    • Guest

      It’s funny watching the hypocrisy and brainwashing of the retarded Sony fanbase, isn’t it?

    • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

      And yet it will sell millions on the counsels while the pc version will muster a measly 50k units moved. Lol and you wonder why they cater to that market 😉

      • Greyman

        PC is the Witcher series’ biggest audience. This is the third installment and yet the first to receive console parity, that’s why PC gamers aren’t happy. It would have looked immeasurably better. To think that PC won’t sell nearly as many copies, when it’s been a PC title since 2007, is laughable.

      • equivilency

        Xdrone, how does it feel to be part of the herd? I bet your playing Halo right now while blasting Miley Cyrus, and planning on watching Avengers at the theatre tonight!

        • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

          Lol butthurt pc player That probably downloads child porn and is about 200 pounds overweight with Dorito chip stains on your shirt that your mom (sorry, “roommate”) hasn’t done your laundry yet. If you would have looked at my other comments you would clearly see that I’m a playstation fan.

          But nice try 😉

  • Daniel evans

    cant believe they downgraded the game in such a big way to be honest. im guessing they switched to consoles for main development at some point which means the pc version will be a shit port. probably anyway, not necessarily true as its just my thought.

    • The PC is a port. The adjective is extreme but compared to 2013, perhaps relevant.

  • justerthought

    The PS4 version looks amazing considering the price of the hardware. Perfectly good enough. Going by these screenshots and the video comparison I’ve seen elsewhere, high end PC gamers are going to feel a bit worried they have wasted a whole lot of cash on a system that does not look much better than a cost effective PS4.

    • Harry-S

      A little annoyed consoles have caused PC versions of games to be watered down closer to their level, sure. A PC of the same price can outperform the PS4 though.

      • Kyle Barton

        LOL try running TW3 on a $400 PC

        HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

        • New meta

          For well optimized games PC at similar price is better than PS4. Anyway, with GPU better than PS4 I get 9fps……….. Awful optimization. Don’t buy the game. It probably sucks on consoles too.

          • Icaraeus

            Lol excuses. PC hardware does not apply to consoles, don’t you already know that?

    • Crimson Gungnir

      They released screenshots of the X1 version, and frankly, it looks amazing, if not almost identical to the PS4 (not to mention its not only 900, but not true 1080, it dynamic scales to 1080. Which is obviously better than pure 900, but obviously not as good as 1080.

    • The PC Master Race

      Look at this loser. Boasting about his low settings version.

      Its still at 30FPS (Being generous)
      Its still low quality
      Its still rough
      It still will never ever be the definitive Witcher Experience

      Keep dreaming about your $400 30FPS Brickstation ever matching PC performance without artificial parity (Or payoffs from Sony to nerf the settings)

  • CDPR r@ped the PC versoin !!!

    • New meta

      And I still get 9fps with GPU more powerful than PS4….

      • Icaraeus

        How do you know it’s more powerful? Console hardware does not directly apply to PC.

        • Loukman Istanbouli

          the ps4 is a mini pc, same hardware used inside the only thing that differs is the operating system..

          • Icaraeus

            PS4 uses GDDR5 as system RAM.

          • Loukman Istanbouli

            Yes that is true and only because it is optimized that way, still doesnt change the fact that its a mini pc…

          • Icaraeus

            Does it run a PC-based operating system? No. Therefore it’s a specialized computer for gaming and social networking.

          • Loukman Istanbouli

            Oh god.. did u even red ny previous comments? This is exactly what i said.. “facepalm”

            Still doesnt change the factvthat it will always be weaker than a pc.

          • Icaraeus

            Wrong, the PS4 is stronger than the majority of gaming-oriented PCs. Check the steam statistics.

          • AndrewLB

            Actually over 50% of steam survey systems have a graphics card equal to or faster than the GTX 750ti. Which beats the PS4.

          • Icaraeus

            Uncharted 4 looks better than any PC game.

          • Icaraeus

            Yes, PCs will be stronger but they are also more expensive and using future tech. PS4 uses 2012-13 based tech

          • AndrewLB

            Yeah. And the GPU has to share that bandwidth with the CPU. My overclocked GTX 780ti has more bandwidth than PS4 and Xbone combined, and that’s not even factoring in 16gb of 2133mhz DDR3.

            Xbone runs a version of Windows and PS4 runs a version of Unix called FreeBSD. These are not your super slim, zero overhead operating systems like we saw in the past. Apple uses a version of Unix as their operating system.

            Fact: The PS4 can do a max theoretical max of 1.84 tflops. My two year old overclocked GTX 780ti cranks out just shy of 6.0 tflops

          • justerthought

            And yet after quoting all those numbers the PS4 still comes very close to what your PC is outputting. Yes the PS4 is running a Unix clone like the mac but it is a stripped down version just supporting gaming features. The PC OS is very heavy running multiple process in the background that drain gaming resources.

            PS4 memory usage is far more efficient than a PC. PS4 processes can access memory direct when needed. The PC has to make a copy of the data in another memory location before it can work on it, then write it back again to the original location. That is a huge draw on performance.

            I read somewhere that PC data access calls are 100 times longer than on PS4, not because of memory speed or bandwidth, but because of the way the PC architecture accesses memory.

          • Andrew Black

            GPU’s use DDR5… Which is what games relay on more now days.

    • Andrew Black

      I’ve had 60+ FPS since day one. Looks amazing with some ENB mods as well

  • Hvd

    its might show Surprisingly Good Results?lol its k5 and it just shows how good the ps4 is maybe in 3-4 years 4k will be an option..for its to look not that much better then the ps4 ill just wait a few years.4k isnt worth the money right now.

    • Slaughterhouse

      4k will never be an option on the PS4 lol

      • Harry-S

        4K Pacman is still 4k! 😛

      • equivilency

        What are these console kids smoking?

        • Slaughterhouse

          Console crack.

  • Juegaloo

    “CD Project Red have done a remarkable job on the console version of the game”

    or to put it in a different perspective

    “CD Project Red have done a piss poor job on the PC version of the game”

    • justerthought

      Or to put it another way. “Due to diminishing returns, the PS4 is getting so close to the PC now.” You have to spend an awful lot of money just to get a little bit better. PS4 cleverly hits the graphical performance sweet spot for maximum bang for the buck before the diminishing returns kick in.

      • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

        Well said

        • The PC Master Race

          Not well said considering the PS4 is still 30FPS lower than the PC version and has worse textures :^)

          • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

            Yeah cuz those textures rrrrrr so bad….

            You pc guys rly get butthurt all the time don’t youse… lol

            So how’s,
            Destiny
            Bloodborne
            Uncharted 4
            GTAV (ooh wait you guys finally got it, what was almost two years after it came out)
            LittleBigPlanet 3
            Infamous
            Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor
            The Last of us
            God of war/s
            The Order 1886
            Killzone
            ………And many many more.

            Shold I keep going?? Cuz you and I both know there are many more top notch games (not some 15 cent game off of steam that you’ll never play it rly enjoy) that you’ll never be able to enjoy or play :’) cheers mate !!

          • Nugene Ambers

            Mordor is on pc, uncharted 4 isn’t out for a year, gta v is great thanks, oh yeah and I have a sony smart tv so it has psnow and I can play killzone,infamous,last of us, and god of war you don’t need a console to play those games. lol pc master race.

          • TheWeaver01

            Pc cannot emulate ps3 games… #PCbutthurtrace

          • Guest

            Ohhh, it’s well underway thank you. RPCS3.

          • TheWeaver01

            Its underway but im sure not all games will be compatible #wiiumasterrace

          • Guest

            😀 it will take a few years alright, but it’ll get there.

          • Icaraeus

            That’s what they all said back in 2006. PS3 emulation is impossible. Deal with it.

          • Guest

            RPCS3 proves you wrong. Such a poor deluded fool you are. #DEALWITHIT!

          • Icaraeus

            Show me a game running on it without lag.

          • Guest

            That doesn’t mean it’s impossible like you said. It takes time to optimize software interpreters like with every emulator, e.g. Doplphin started out like crap and now runs most games properly, so did PCSX2. It is possible, very much so, even if things run at 5-10fps at the moment. RPCS3 is already optimizing at a very good pace.

          • Icaraeus

            It took 9 years to get something that barely works. Let me know when one game runs at 30fps.

          • Guest

            Multireplying already, delicious tears.

          • Icaraeus

            I like to separate my responses. Why would I cry that a PC can barely emulate 8-9 year old hardware?

          • Guest

            Delicious…delicious.

          • Icaraeus

            ………..?

          • Icaraeus

            You’re forgetting that software-based emulation is run off the CPU, and emulating the PS3’s CELL (graphics and everything) is impossible. The CELL is very powerful and last time I checked you needed something 10x faster to run something well. Not even the Intel i7 5960X is even close to that fast.

          • Guest

            WRONG, not all emulation is done on the CPU, GPUs are used for more than graphics nowadays as well and Dolphin implements GPGPU features as well. Besides, current Intel CPUs are already 2-3x as powerful (which is about the gap needed for proper instruction emulation) as Cell was and cell at its core was still PPC. So nope, you’re wrong again.

          • Icaraeus

            Wrong, proper emulation requires close to 10x the power. GPGPU emulation isn’t possible.

          • Guest

            WRONG, like most emulators have proven in the past and Dolphin proves you wrong on your second remark as well. Hilarious!

          • Icaraeus

            Uh, it is known fact that the hardware required needs to be an order of magnitude greater than the target hardware. GPGPU emulation for proper consoles is impossible.

          • Guest

            An order of magnitude is 2x the power and WRONG again, how daft are you?

          • Icaraeus

            Lol, keep crying over your 7fps 2D PS3 emulated game. If it runs that well, can’t wait to see 3D games huh?

          • Icaraeus

            An order of magnitude is 10x buddy.

          • Guest

            Most emulators have currently run on sytems that are approximately 3 times the power of the original system (Ultra64. Many instructions are emulatable in less with the proper HLE and JIT techniques.
            Stop your pauperfanboy hypocrisy. It’s pathetic, just all your comments on YouTube on the Witcher 3’s downgrade which is clear as night and day and even admitted by the developers. PS3 emulation is already proven to be advancing quite nicely. Go cry some more.

          • Icaraeus

            Why would I cry? PS3 emulation is emulating nicely? pfft, after 8 years hahaha. Again, let me know when you can actually run a game.

            The assets aren’t as good due to development costs buddy.

          • Guest

            Blablablablablabla, cry some more. IDGAF about your opinion, which isn’t fact.

          • Icaraeus

            It is fact buddy. Never cried on a forum or on videos, and never will. I’m older than you kid.

          • Guest

            Blablablablabla. If so, then you’ve aged poorly. But judging by your comments, I’m not surprised.

          • Icaraeus

            Lol it’s so funny why you’re going on about it. PS3 emulators right now can’t run anything. Get over it.

          • Guest

            That doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You’re twisting your own statements just to try and make a point. It’s absolutely pathetic, a typical Sony fanboy.

          • Icaraeus

            I’m not twisting anything. It actually would be impossible considering the power required to run 3D games. I own every platform kiddo. I use my PC more than I use my consoles.

          • Guest

            You’re the kiddo with completely twisting around your own pathetic statements, Dolphin is one of the prime projects that proves you wrong on all your BS. Go bother some of your pauperfriends, but I’m sure they’re all ignoring you too, BYE!

          • Icaraeus

            Pauperfriends? Lol nobody even knows what that means. Stating facts is not bullsheet.

          • Robert Andrew

            You’re putting Order 1886 in that last as something to brag about, really?? Also a lot of what has been put out this generation are simply remakes, actually more accurately should be called ps3 ports.

          • ratchet500

            Too many flamers here.
            But to add to the discussion, Recent great PC exclusives (generally because they work well only with keyboard and mouse, as opposed to being bought out by MS/Sony):
            Total War Series, the most recent one being Attila
            Arma 3
            StarCraft series
            Elite Dangerous/Star Citizen
            Kerbal Space Program
            I would say most of these games have a lot more depth than the grindy/corridor shooters that were listed as console exclusives above, as well as the definitive version of GTA 5 and Shadow of Mordor were released on PC. And mods.
            As for PC Master Race, it’s satire (visit the subreddit), something that the poster named “The PC Master Race” is taking a bit too seriously. The majority of PC players aren’t doing Ultra/60 FPS at 1080p, much less 1440p or 4k.

          • The PC Master Race

            Middle Earth was on PC at launch and looks beautiful at 60FPS, nitwit.
            GTA V was worth the wait as mods have already exploded. Will PS4 users ever get a fix for the police or even play as the police? lol no

            And those average exclusives. Truly missing out. Not. Keep convincing yourself 5/10 trash like Killzone, DriveDud, The Odor 800P and Knack is truly worth it while I play videogames the way they were meant to be played

          • Kenneth Haynes

            True, but luckily I have a Wii U. Though I’m not going to lie Wish I was technically savvy enough to build a PC. Too expensive otherwise.

          • XDrone (is the new name)-lol

            Lol at you’re lame attempt at trying to gloss over some of the greatest video game franchises. You truly r butthurt 🙂 also you rly need to step ur game up at trying to tell lies about video games. Also was wondering if you pc elitist was gonna catch the Mordor drop. You rly rly rly rly buthurtsss

      • Juegaloo

        “the PS4 is getting so close to the PC now.””
        the PS4 is only getting further and further with each passing day and not the other way around
        technology evolves you know…

        • Daniel evans

          i agree with you 100%. i feel the game has been massively downgraded on pc or maybe they switched development over to the console as lead which im thinking means we will be getting another shit port on pc. im worried that nothing much has been shown for the pc version recently. compared to all the old footage from 2013 the pc would have smashed the consoles by 10X. its a real shame.

          • AndrewLB

            Considering how CDPR has always been primarily a PC game developer, I have a feeling if the final product really is as downgraded as many are saying… CDPR will likely respond to the criticism by announcing an “Enhanced Edition” with massive graphical upgrades like they did with The Witcher 2.

          • urbium

            The Witcher 2 received no graphical upgrades post-launch. That said, I don’t understand the complaints about the graphics of W3; it looks absolutely amazing here, and I’m anything but a fanboy.

          • Darg Varg

            Yeah it looks “amazing” if it was 5 years ago

        • vapidwolf1

          And so will the consoles,look at any game from the beginning of any consoles life and then one at the end,this will be exactly the same,but the ps3 was ahead of its time you say,ok ps2,snes,n64 all improved over time

        • Kyle Barton

          It does! Shame they won’t make anything to take advantage of all that power ever again.

      • Guest

        Hahaha, NOPE!

      • Harry-S

        That is an outrageous comment, Moore’s law is still pretty relevant at the rate technology is evolving. The PS4 (And Xbox One) were both underpowered to current PCs at the time of their release, at least the last generation of consoles were up to date on their release. Consoles become even more outdated over time.
        The PC version of the game could have been much more graphically impressive if not for working from the consoles up. Obviously it would be a lot of extra work for little reward so it makes sense doing it this way, it just means PC gamers get the bad end of the deal. PS4 is not getting close to PC, a PC at the same price can easily outperform it.

        • Robert Andrew

          I believe microsoft and sony went cheap this generation. When the ps3 and xbox 360, they may have been initially on par with a decent pc, in contrast to this generation, they started out behind even a mid ranged pc.

          • equivilency

            They did go cheap. They realized that console gamers can’t tell good graphics from bad.

          • Gio

            Games like The Order, KZ Shadowfall and Uncharted 4 look amazing tho. Optimization goes a long way. The reason people like consoles has nothing to do with specs/how games look, it’s because consoles have exclusives we care about. PC is a multiplat machine to me. No exclusives i give a rat’s ass about. There were so many games I loved on PS3/360 last gen that didn’t see the light of day on PCs. Not to mention, most devs hardly utilize the potential of PCs, and you get ports that are weak with the differences being negligible.

        • Ryan Rice

          i would love to see this magical 400 dollor pc that can easily outperform a ps4.. i bought all of the components for my pc with a killer sale, build it myself and i doubt i could have made one worth a shit for that price… A dedicated machine with a lightweight OS specifically for gaming in mind vs the hog that is windows is a tall order especially at a similar price point. You are overlooking the power of optimization for a specific, uniform machine also.. I love pc gaming but you master race trolls are just as bad as MS fanboy lot.

          • Loukman Istanbouli

            Xostrow completely ass fucked you with his comment..

      • The PC Master Race

        Oh that delusion.

        Then why is it only run at 30FPS?
        Why does PC have Higher Texture quality and ambient occlusion?
        Why does yet another PS4 game have 2x Anisoptric filtering?

        The answer is simple. PC Is better and constantly evolving.

        • Guest

          Sony fans are truly delusional beyond hope.

        • Guest

          Sony fans are truly delusional beyond hope with their weak hardware. The performance gap is already well over 5 times the power of the consoles and will approach the current gen to last gen gap next year with 14nm APUs and HBM2 memory. Completely obsolete in less than 2 years and the Sony fans fell for the overhype the most. Hilarious!

          • ratchet500

            Interesting that PC gpus were weaker than consoles Pre-2005. Used to be that people bought game consoles because they did their job a whole lot better than the general purpose PC for cheaper. Funny how that trend’s been reversed for years now – and the PC is ever more general purpose.

          • Ryan Rice

            while this is true.. the amount of money you have to spend on say, a titan card is hardly worth it.. As a designer, you must design for the lowest common denominator in mind so even if the consoles are the alleged ketch point, there would still be lower end hardware to consider. Its not practical do make games for a 3k machine or enthusiast, masterracers in mind as your target market. Besides, its a nightmare to test and make sure things work on a vest number of components compared to one optimized with a very specific purpose. I game on both pc and PS4 and i don’t understand all the hate… we are all gamers after all…

          • New meta

            You know why I hate consoles? Before the new consoles I could run every game on very high – ultra 1080p. After them I get 9fps in the Witcher 3 ultra 1080p when weaker consoles get 24. WTF I even ran Watch Dogs and Unity on playable setting ultra 4MSAA with obviously much better visuals than PS4.

          • Darg Varg

            No we are not “all gamers”. Consoles represent sucking the dick of mediocrity and low quality gaming.

          • Neil

            Statistics are not wholly accurate, sure the titan is an excellent GFX card, but it’s just delusional to assume you will be able to optimise that power. Game evolution is held back due to consoles and more importantly, people’s wallets. You’ll never fully utilise an expensive PC, for such diminishing returns as mentioned before, you would have to be completely delusional, or a millionaire to bother with upgrading your PC just to keep up for no real good reason other than schoolyard bragging rights

          • Guest

            “Game evolution is held back due to consoles” Bingo!
            And this isn’t about bragging rights, it’s about performance where the consoles show a defecit that shouldn’t have been there so soon.

        • Neil

          Let’s hope your (or more accurately, Daddy’s) wallet is constantly evolving too, right?

          • The PC Master Race

            Another butthurt Sony shill whining about their sub-30FPS toaster. What are the odds? You breed like vermin.

          • Neil

            Funny thing is I own a gaming PC, a PS4, an Xbone and a Wii U. I like the gaming variety and buy the games on the platforms where they better perform and what feels most comfortable, plus you get to experience all the exclusives. Unlike most fanboys here including PC ones I have no need to tie myself against a platform and look like an absolute tool in the process.

            ‘Butthurt’ wow I miss school days…

      • Jeff Albertson

        PC fanboys will (and have already) totally ignore you saying “diminishing returns” and simply spout crap about how you can turn things to 11.
        Yes, a HIGH POWERED PC will always have better frame rate and clearer textures, but DIMINIHISHING RETURNS!!!! In the PS3 days, PC was miles ahead. Now, it’s basically better frame rate and sliiiightly sharper textures. Follow that pattern, and only idiots with nothing better in their lives will argue for PC superiority when the next gen consoles land.
        Disclaimer: I own an expensive gaming PC and still find “the master race” the most annoying, pedantic and butthurt group of people to have graced the internet with their shitty presence. Looking at the screens above, I’m starting to regret dropping so much money on my PC.

        • equivilency

          I am waiting for next gen consoles, that way the PC graphics will “improve” without having to spend a penny more.

      • equivilency

        The graphics cards in my PC put together are almost the size of your ps4. Give me a freaking break.

      • Darg Varg

        Haha “LITTLE bit better”
        Poor deluded console lover

    • JY Yew

      thats why modding exists

  • Marc Domange

    Really thought the PC version was on the left … Since it was supposed to be the ultimate version. Lol
    Shame on PC!!!

    • FelixUnger

      You better get those glasses checked..

      • Marc Domange

        Oh my god !!!
        You are soooo funny man
        Still laughting like mad

        LOL

      • justerthought

        The PC version looks almost identical. The only difference was the bigger image due to more pixels. All the details, lighting, textures, bump mapping and tree density was almost identical. I could only spot a few extra trees way off on a distant mountain. Nothing crucial. If you don’t know they are on the PC version you don’t miss them because the landscape looks dense enough.

        • New meta

          They used the same build for all. To run it on PS4 they blurred the details, reduced the field of view, removed the ambient oclusion, used lightweight AA(this might be why it is blurry), used a technique, where you put detail only on the things that the player is supposed to look at, etc.. You know PS4 is overpriced (sold to make profit), right?

        • The PC Master Race

          Nope.

          Better AO and texture quality
          16xAF
          60FPS

          Get lost, console peasant.

    • New meta

      First, the PC version is not blurry. Second, they used the same version for all platforms, they said it, and just changed the settings for PS4/XBONE/PC.

      • AndrewLB

        Yes it is. But that’s due to the source site using pi$$-poor downsampling when they reduced the 46.8mb original BMP 5k images down to 1600p. The actual 5k images can be downloaded from the german site they came from in a 700mb compressed folder and the difference is like night/day.

        • New meta

          OMG, I am not a peasant. By “the PC version is not blurry” I meant that the PS4 version looks blurry.

  • MorningGlory

    Shit looks tight my nigga