Owners of Microsoft’s latest Xbox One X console can now utilize the machine’s extra processing power when playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As studio CD Projekt RED has just issued their “Upgrade Patch” 1.60 to the system, much like the one for the PlayStation 4 Pro.
And speaking of the PS4 Pro, CDPR has also stated that: “An upgrade patch introducing HDR support will soon be released for the PS4 Pro console as well.” You can check out the full scope, as well as instructions provided by the developer, on this new Xbox One X-specific update for the game, down below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – X1X Upgrade!
The Xbox One X upgrade patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt introduces a number of graphical features and tweaks to the game across two visual fidelity options — 4K Mode and Performance Mode.
- 2 new graphic modes: 4K Mode and Performance Mode
- support for 4K resolution
- HDR support
- enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion and texture filtering
- higher resolutions textures
- dynamic resolution scaling (from 1080p to 4K)
4K & Performance Modes
In 4K Mode the game will run in 4K resolution (or supersampled on a non-4K display) with stable 30fps gameplay, whereas Performance Mode enables dynamic resolution scaling (from 1080p up to 4K) while targeting 60 fps during gameplay. Both modes support HDR.
To switch between these modes you need to access Options > Display.
In the Advanced section you will be able to choose between 4K Mode and Performance Mode:
In other The Witcher related news, though the Wild Hunt is Geralt’s final adventure, CD Projekt RED may one day return to the franchise’s universe, and the voice behind Geralt speaks up on the prospects of a fourth Witcher title.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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