Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One X

With many popular games are getting support for Xbox One X, it's about time that CD Projekt Red's action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets some of that action too and they did just that. The developers of the title have recently released an update for Xbox One X which not only gave it 4K support but also have improved performance for the players. Xbox One X version of The Witcher 3 has HDR support in it which the PC version doesn't.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One X

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Sizing approximately 550 MB, the update for Xbox One X released now is version 1.60 of the game. The display settings of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now adds two new visual options for the players to choose from. There is a 4K Mode and a Performance Mode. People can either play the game with 60 frames per second or just in a constant 4K resolution if they will. Despite any mentions from the developers in the patch notes, the HDR support aspect will apply for Xbox One S consoles as well.

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According to CD Projekt Red, if you are to choose the 4K Mode, you can experience the high definition of 4K resolution at a regular 30 FPS. If excellent visual is your top priority then you can certainly go with this one and the consistency of the frame rates remains even in the middle of an ongoing battle. The Performance Mode however lets you play at 60 FPS and the resolution will be scaled down to somewhere between 1080p to 4K, so that you can have that frame rate at all times.

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Upgrade Patch 1.60 for Xbox One X

These two visual options are just the key-features of the v1.60 patch update and there is more to add. The texture of the surrounding environment of the game and the shadows will look much more realistic and better in quality. Since combat is an inseparable part of any action game out there, we prefer the Performance Mode over 4K Mode which is stuck on a constant 30 FPS.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is already out worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from May 2015. Now, get on board with the action RPG vibe of one of the most beloved game in an all-new visual excellence on Microsoft's console. Sony's PlayStation 4 being the best console version for The Witcher 3 is now toppled with this enhancement patch for Xbox One X.