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CD Projekt Red coy on Witcher HDR patch, apologizes for silence

Published: 13:39, 27 February 2018
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Geralt of Rivia holding a bunch of severed monster heads
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

As if CD Projekt Red hasn't already gained somewhat of a notorious reputation, what with the Witcher 3 graphics downgrade fiasco, now they seem to be gunning for new lows. Namely, the promised HDR patch. When? Umm. Soon? No takers?

Of course, we're aware that CD Projekt Red's aforementioned graphics downgrade isn't really an issue for PlayStation 4 players. It's not their business to care about the extent of damage the platform's profitability has inflicted to the poor PC version.

However, seeing as how the company ultimately gathered its scattered cojones and justified it with the financial might of the PlayStation 4 platform, one would think they'd show more love to their beloved earner.

The company promised the High Dynamic Range patch to PlayStation 4 Pro owners back in December 2017, but now it seems dumbstruck that the users even asked. In fact, a company representative apologised for the silence regarding the matter and said that the company will say more in the following week.

In case you didn't know, High Dynamic Range is the HDR setting you may find on cameras and it improves the picture in a way our eyes adapt to light and dark settings. Entering a dark room is scary at first, but our eyes adapt and voila - we suddenly make out a ton of details.

CD Projekt RED Ciri kneeling next to a campfire The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

An HDR enabled camera takes two rapid pictures, with each focusing on the light and dark parts of the photo, ensuring high fidelity of each of  the parts of the spectrum. Likewise, the Witcher's HDR patch should make for an even prettier experience than it already is. On PlayStation 4 of course.

We have a strange feeling that this will turn sour in the end, but let's err on the side of caution and wait for next week, shall we?

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