CD Projekt explains why there isn’t a PS3 version of The Witcher 2

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Marcin Iwinski, one of the founders of CD Projekt Red, has revealed in an interview with MCV India why there isn’t a PS3 version of The Witcher 2.

The game came out on the PC and Xbox 360 and is widely regarded as one of the best RPGs ever made.

“No. We definitely would have loved to, but The Witcher 2 on PC was so big that making it work on Xbox 360 took us a year,” he told the site.

“The Xbox 360 was a more powerful and easier-to-code-on platform than PS3, so that would have taken us another year or year-and-a-half. Would it be so exciting for people to wait so long? And also, this would delay The Witcher 3 because we would have to put most of the team on it. We’d already made some sacrifices in the graphics for the Xbox 360 version.

“If you look at the Xbox 360 version launch time and compare it to the PC specs of that time, the difference is big, but if you were to add a year-and-a-half to that and compare PS3 specs to the PC specs of that time, the difference is huge. It’s mission impossible.”

Some people might disagree with the fact that he called the PS3 a weaker system, but it is definitely easier to code on the Xbox 360 than the PS3.

PlayStation fans will however not miss out on The Witcher 3 which promises to be a spectacular game on the PS4.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

  • gideon

    why would i as a PS3 user buy Witcher 3 without at least a Witcher 2?

    • andy

      Exactly or without the 1st one for that matter. They could have brought the 3rd one to PC by now if they just didn’t bother with the PS4 and Xbox One versions as I won’t be picking it up for my PS4. :/

    • KIRBYdaDOG

      dont worry, ill buy the ps4 version. I played witcher 2 on 360 without playing the first ever and I think W2 was one of the best games I ever played.

  • kevin

    The man need to do what was best for company and himself . No hard feelings.

  • Ana Helušić

    what an idiot, PS3 is a stronger system but they are so lazy to develop for it, many people will not buy witcher 3 because of this

    • dieger

      PS3 may be stronger (but not by much) but it is also a huge bitch to develop for.

      • Stereotypical_White_Fella

        It isn’t stronger

        • dieger

          yes yes it is not much but i haven’t seen anything AT ALL EVER like The last of us on xbox 360.

        • Ana Helušić

          Yes it is

    • Jordan

      Exactly, what an idiot. A weaker system with better looking games. I do not disagree that PS3 is harder to code for. And that is a known thing. But most developers who spend enough time on it actually had their effort paid off. While I am not trying to make it sound like PS3 is more powerful. But the point is developers who have put in effort on that platform already prove it time and time again it is not a weaker system by any mean. Indirectly this moron is also telling us that oh you know why PS4 now has Witcher 3? Because it is easy to code for now. If not for that you can go one corner and suck thumb as we only intend to release it on XO. Screw such developer that only looking for easy way out.

  • Shika Fan

    @gideon and @anahelui:disqus
    My brother in law had never played the witcher as he didn’t have a PC to play it on, but he still bought the withcher 2 on the 360 and he friggin loved it too. If the game is as good as i think it will be, people will still play it.

    Plus they will just probably tell you the story that’s happened as an into or something.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I find it funny that he said mission impossible. Otherwise, I think they could’ve made it work on PS3.

  • postedup0

    this is funny. doesn’t want to admit ps4 has better, more capable hardware than x1 (very dodgy, pro-ms answers), but comes and points out ps3 is weaker without developing for it? I know its harder, but far from incapable. lol if the hardware is somehow weaker, and ps3 exclusive visuals couldn’t be matched on 360, then I could only imagine the huge difference we’ll see between ps4/x1.