We already know of several big-name games that will release for both current-generation and next-gen consoles. But one developer doesn't want to make that kind of compromise.
CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski told Edge that cross-generational projects force designers to make compromises, which gamers might not like. Iwinski first clarified that they'll be going "next-gen only" with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt , which is in contrast to what studios like Ubisoft ( Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag , Watch Dogs ) and Bungie ( Destiny ) are doing.
The problem is that CD Projekt Red just didn't feel comfortable down-scaling their new game for the sake of current machines. In other words, they're not interested in delivering a "so-so" game that wouldn't be as good as it could possibly be. Said Iwinski:
"We're looking for AAA experiences from the next-gen. The Witcher 3 is so large… with a world bigger than Skyrim, and everything that we wanted to put inside it, there's just no way that it would run on current-gen. We'd have to put a couple of years of development into [360 and PS3 versions], and then the experience would be so-so… we'd never do that."
Of course, this also means that those who don't immediately spring into the new generation won't be able to play The Witcher 3 . But then again, you have to pay for the best quality, right?
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt