PC gamers have been complaining to CD Projekt about their recent game Witcher 3. The complaints aren’t from from bugs or glitches, but from the graphics quality. People have complained that the finished product doesn’t look near as good as it did in the trailers, specifically the teaser trailer from VGX 2013.
CD Projekt Co-Founder Marcin Iwinski told Eurogamer that the graphics were not as good as previously presented, stating…
“If you’re looking at the development process, we do a certain build for a tradeshow and you pack it, it works, it looks amazing. And you are extremely far away from completing the game. Then you put it in the open world, regardless of the platform, and it’s like, ‘Oh shit, it doesn’t really work.’ We’ve already showed it, now we have to make it work. And then we try to make it work on a huge scale. This is the nature of games development.”
Iwinski added that they didn’t address these issues because they “didn’t see it as a problem”.
“In a way, because of us not seeing it as a problem, and working hard on the game until the very end, that’s where we are today and that’s why we have to explain. I hope it shows our intentions, because we are not hiding anything.”
“Maybe we shouldn’t have shown that [trailer], I don’t know, but we didn’t know that it wasn’t going to work, so it’s not a lie or a bad will – that’s why we didn’t comment actively. We don’t agree there is a downgrade but it’s our opinion, and gamers’ feeling can be different,” he said. “If they made their purchasing decision based on the 2013 materials, I’m deeply sorry for that, and we are discussing how we can make it up to them because that’s not fair.”