The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set once again to wow gamers when it releases in May. Developer, CD Projekt Red has recently been detailing the game’s technical prowess with news about the The Witcher 3‘s huge length, the impressive level of detail applied to the gigantic map size, and through numerous 4K resolution screenshots.
While the games in the Witcher franchise have always pushed the system requirements to their limits on the PC, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will look to continue that trend if the above gameplay footage is any indication.
Coming from the YouTube Channel ImAnderZEL, who was given the opportunity to play The Witcher 3 early at the CD Projekt Red headquarters in Poland, the user managed to capture ten minutes of gameplay on the PC running the maximum ultra settings.
The gameplay is actually of a mission previously detailed in a different gameplay trailer, but the real draw here is to get a glimpse at the title running on the highest visual setting. The impressive visual details can really be seen in the way the trees sway in the window, the light reflects off of the water, and even the shadows cast from objects. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay video will also give gamers a great look at the final UI along with a number of new quests and combat situations.
YouTube compression and processing can sometimes make it tough to really see gameplay at the level intended and while that may be the case here, the footage does show off impressive looking visuals once the video resolution is updated to 1080p. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt promises to look great on all platforms, but this video should give PC gamers a taste of what to expect when running the game on maximum settings.
CD Projekt Red is a developer that has been known to get the most out of the hardware for their games, so knowing that the games will again push the technical limits on each platform isn’t much of a surprise. What may be more impressive is that this massive world won’t have any load times to break up the action. Gamers will no longer have to worry that entering a new area or going into a building will cause a small delay due to a loading screen. With a game this massive in scope, that’s quite the achievement.
What do you guys think of the footage? Anyone going to attempt to run this one at Ultra settings on the PC?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due out on May 19, 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.