How The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of Witcher 3’s next-gen Update Stack Up

The Witcher 3’s free next-gen update looks and runs well on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as seen in a recent video.

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are featured in a new movie showcasing The Witcher 3. The Witcher 3’s next-gen update adds some polish to the game for both systems, despite the fact that the original release was seven years ago.

The Witcher 3 is now playable on the PS5 and Xbox Series X thanks to a free next-gen upgrade released this month by CD Projekt Red. Following the release of the game’s latest patch, many players will be interested in comparing the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s relative performance.

A new in-depth video from Digital Foundry reveals the differences between the two systems’ performance while running The Witcher 3, answering users’ questions regarding which version is superior. The video provides extensive coverage of the game’s Performance Mode and Ray Tracing Mode on both platforms.

Depending on the option selected, some elements of the game become more blatant than others, such as the increased detail in the game’s vegetation and backgrounds. Even surpassing one of the year’s greatest successes, God of War Ragnarok, The Witcher 3 is now one of the highest-rated games thanks to this update.

This console battle ultimately boils down to the game mode being used. When playing at 60 frames per second in Performance Mode, the PS5 is unrivaled due to its superior rendering speed and ability to maintain that frame rate. However, while playing in Ray Tracing Mode, the Xbox One X offers superior performance over the PS5. The benefits of playing games in Ray Tracing Mode on the Xbox One X include more stable frame rates at 30 FPS and faster reaction times. Despite these changes, The Witcher 3 is still a phenomenal RPG after the update.

Ultimately, it’s a question of personal taste as to whatever system you play The Witcher 3 update on. PS5 gamers may expect better frame rates and more detailed environments. Fans of the game who want to use Ray Tracing will have a better time on the Xbox Series X. In any case, the tale will be experienced in a new light now that one of the most popular games of recent years is making the jump to the next generation of consoles.

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