The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sure looks damn pretty running at 8K


It’s likely you have heard of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the medieval fantasy role-playing game by Polish developer CD Projekt Red. After all, the game caused quite a sensation back in 2015, winning a boatload of Game of the Year awards due to its great characters and mature storyline.

And surely many praised CD Projekt for tackling mature themes in the game, plus like earlier Witcher games this also had quite a few sex scenes which some may consider pointless, but which did add to the game overall. Actually, comedian Conan O’Brien said in his comedic segment Clueless Gamer that CD Projekt’s game was the best he’d ever played because he “got to have sex on a unicorn”.

Also, it’s clear The Witcher 3 was one of the prettiest games which hit the market in 2015, with the fantasy world of Temeria looking really great in the game. Of course, most people got to experience the game at 1080p resolution on their high definition TVs, but a new video released on Thirty IR (via Kotaku) proves how incredibly good this game can look.

This is because the video was recorded at 8K resolution on a powerful PC rig. Unlike the console versions, the PC allows gamers to play at resolutions higher than 1080p, and the video below shows the game running at an insane 4320p with all settings dialled to max.

Of course, you will need a 8K display in order to appreciate all the detail on show here, but it’s clear that the neither Geralt, his trusty horse Roach or the game’s landscapes have ever looked this pretty before… And you’ll also need a pretty beefy PC to see the game like this actually, as this video was captured on two machines: one running 4 Nvidia Titan graphics cards, an Intel i7 processor and a whopping 64 GB of memory, while the other had a similar configuration but only half the memory.

So it seems player’s fascination with this game won’t die out then, but this is something that makes sense taking into account that The Witcher 3 is one of the best role-playing games released to date, and sure deserves all the attention it gets.

And although no new Witcher games are in the pipeline right now, fans of the video game franchise can still look forward to a Witcher movie based on the novels, which is slated for release sometime in 2017.