CD Projekt Red showcases The Witcher 3 Next-Gen with Ray Tracing, FSR, DLSS, and high res updates

PC gamers will soon be able to play The Witcher 3 with

CD Projekt Red showcases The Witcher 3 Next-Gen with Ray Tracing, FSR, DLSS, and high res updates

The Witcher 3's free next-gen update will make the classic RPG look better than ever

CD Projekt Red has finally showcased The Witcher 3's highly anticipated next-generation version, a free update for existing owners of the game that will enhance the original's visuals, add additional content, and improve the original's already strong gameplay. 

On PC, The Witcher 3's next-generation update will include new "Ultra+" settings on PC that will include ray traced global illumination, high resolution textures and models, and other visual improvements. On PC, The Witcher 3 will also support Nvidia's DLSS technology and AMD's FSR 2 technology.

The console versions of The Witcher 3's next-generation version will include ray tracing, and a new 60 FPS mode. All versions of the game will now have a photo mode, new camera perspectives, support for cloud saves, and improved foliage.

On current-generation consoles, gamers will have the option to play The Witcher 3 in a 60 FPS performance mode or at 30 FPS in a Quality Mode. On Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, AMD's FSR 2 technology will be used to enable the game's 60 FPS performance mode while maintaining strong visuals.

The Witcher 3's next-generation update will arrive on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on December 14th. 

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24-11-2022, 12:57:01

Dicehunter
For the TLDR crowd, The PC is getting the following -

-RTGI
-RTAO
-Improved universal screen-space reflections
-Ultra Plus settings i.e even higher settings available than before for rendering distance, Level of detail etc...
-4K textures with help of modder "HalkHogan" along with improved assets like grass, Foliage, Ground, Mud etc...
-Improved tessellation so small rocks, Pebbles, Cobbles etc... actually have 3 dimensional geometry.
-New clouds, Higher res
-DLSS2
-FSR2Quote

01-12-2022, 18:01:53

Dicehunter
Update on this, Nvidia today published an article HERE showing The Witcher 3's update will infact include 2 more RT features than previously shown.
  • RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI) adds more immersive and realistic outdoor ray-traced lighting
  • Ray-traced ambient occlusion improves shading around objects occluding light
  • Ray-traced shadows improve the fidelity, clarity and visibility of shadows
  • Ray-traced reflections increase the accuracy and quality of reflections on bodies of water and other suitably reflective surfaces
I've been wishing for RT reflections in TW3 for ages

DLSS3 will also be included for the 4000 series. https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/st...as/biggrin.gifQuote

01-12-2022, 23:21:04

NeverBackDown
But isn't a result of shadows being better from GI? Or is this a shadow specific feature that Nvidia has?Quote

02-12-2022, 00:55:11

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
But isn't a result of shadows being better from GI? Or is this a shadow specific feature that Nvidia has?

Shadow specific.Quote

05-12-2022, 22:18:16

Dicehunter
Digital Foundry going into some nice detail about the upcoming update -



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