As The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt continues to receive patches and updates that continue to hamper out the game’s bugs and performance issues, many users on CD Projekt RED’s forums are complaining about the game being downgraded.
However, according to Marcin Momot, CD Projekt RED’s community manager, the game has not been downgraded.
Nothing has been downgraded as of patch 1.04 on consoles. Nothing has been cut down or removed from the game. All assets/post-processes/features are still there.
Users on the forums have said they have found downgrades in everything ranging from less NPCs in cities, to reduced draw distances and even a missing screen effect that occurs when you look up towards the sun. The only problem is, many of these users didn’t provide actual evidence that these changes have occurred. You can read the responses here.
I played the game myself following the 1.04 patch on PS4 and found the game to run much smoother than it previously had. I also thought the draw distance was increased in the latest update and not decreased, but the only goes to show everyone notices little changes in the game that may not have actually been changes at all.
I only came across two glitches while I was playing, with one screwing up my camera to the point where it looked like I was playing the game in a first person view. I meant to take a screenshot of Geralt’s face, because it was quite creepy having him stare you in the face from the inside out. Ah well.
We’ll be sure to update you again if we hear anything different regarding downgrades in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and yes, our review is still coming, don’t worry. James has been working hard to play as much of the game as possible to bring you what will most likely be the best review you’ve read on the game. From there, we’ll probably have some further discussions about the game, so stay tuned to OnlySP on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for all of our latest content.