The first 15 minutes or so of The Witcher III Wild Hunt has been released courtesy of IGN First. Keep in mind that the opening cinematic has been removed from the video, in case you were wondering.

In it, we see protagonist Geralt of Rivia awake from a dream which he would “rather not discuss” with his compatriot as the pair of them sit prior to sunrise. The duo then make haste for their next destination via horseback before pursuing their remaining endeavors. It’s fair to say that the game looks beautiful.

That’s not surprising given the talent at CD Projekt Red, but what is surprising is just how good it’s looking when running on an Xbox One. The footage in the video is captured from an Xbox One console and it would actually appear to be running at 1080p after there were claims – and the developers admitted – that they were struggling to make it so prior to release. PS4 and PC versions had reportedly been nailed on at 1080p, whereas the Xbox One version was set to run at 900p, but the developers promised that they would do all they could to make the Xbox version on par with the others.

Well, it looks like they’ve done it. Not only does the video run at 1080p (I know that 720p footage can be captured and uploaded as 1080p for the record), but it simply looks astounding. Telling the difference between 900p and 1080p is difficult, but I’d be surprised to see a better version of this product on the market.

Let us know what you think – will The Witcher III run at 1080p on Xbox One after all? To get yourself hyped up for release check out the gameplay video below and stay tuned to Gamespresso for more coverage on The Witcher III.


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