The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may be a few years old now, but it remains one of the most visually compelling RPGs in the history of the genre. Geralt’s adventure sweeps over murky swamps, snow-capped mountains, and stormy seas, and the painstakingly detailed renditions of nature in the game truly sell it as a journey for the ages. Many players find themselves stopping to take screenshots during particularly poignant moments in The Witcher 3, and those screenshots have often been adapted into wallpaper and posters – a testament to just how beautiful CD Projekt Red’s fantasy aesthetic is.
Naturally, though, as technology evolves more rapidly and graphics continue to achieve increasingly mind-boggling breakthroughs in power, The Witcher 3‘s graphics will slowly begin to become less impressive. YouTube channel Thirty IR is making sure that won’t happen in the near future, though, as the channel recently featured a video of The Witcher 3 running on a supercomputer in ridiculously detailed 8K resolution. Here’s the video:
While the entire video is impressive, the Wraith fight that starts around 3:20 is one of the most stylistically pleasing battles in recent memory. The 8K resolution does an excellent job in demonstrating the slick movement animations for both Geralt and his enemies during combat, as well as the captivating visual cues CD Projekt Red developed for the magical elements of the game.
Unfortunately, however, gamers are a long way off from having computers that can pump out the kind of power needed for 8K resolution. The specs on the computer that Thirty IR uses is insane, and features wallet-destroying elements like four GTX Titan Xp graphics cards and 64GB of RAM – power well above what many PC gamers would deem necessary, even for max resolution gaming experiences. For now, most PC players will simply have to sit back and enjoy with the knowledge that 8K resolution gaming will be jaw-dropping in the future.
As for The Witcher 3 itself, Thirty IR’s video is a nice homage to a wonderful looking game that will be the last in the series for CD Projekt Red as the studio moves on to other projects. Hopefully, by the time Cyberpunk 2077 releases, 8K gaming resolutions might be a bit more common – it’s hard not to get excited about the possibility of exploring a neon-filled city in hyper-accurate detail.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Thirty IR