The Witcher on PS3 and 360.

#1 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

I was somewhat hesitant to make this thread, as I just wrote a bit already but erased it. Anyways, I'm just wondering, did anyone else catch the news about this being on consoles as well, and if so, why hasn't anyone until now reported it here? Was it not worth it, or did people not catch it? That's what I'm wondering. For me personally, I don't have a powerful enough PC to play many games on anymore, so I can't really play either of the Witcher games on PC as I would have preferred, and even though there were quite a few people that told me I don't need to play the first to understand and/or enjoy the second, I would like to do so, so I never really cared to try and play the 360 version of The Witcher 2. I'm going to put links here and see if anyone else had seen this, if so, is there something I don't know, like they already denied such a thing. I don't know, here.

http://www.denofgeek.com/games/21509/the-witcher-rise-of-the-white-wolf-headed-for-console

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2012/05/29/looks-like-the-witcher-might-come-to-consoles-soon/

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/05/29/rumor-the-witcher-1-coming-to-ps3-listed-by-retailers/

http://www.videogamer.com/news/cd_projekt_will_not_announce_witcher_1_for_consoles_tomorrow.html

Alright, I think that's enough. I just Google-d it and got these few, and sorry if it's too many, but I just wanted to post it to show that there are a lot of game sites that got this, and I find it a bit weird how no one here has had anything to say about it. Maybe it's not news worth talking about, if that's true, sorry about this.

#2 Posted by AlexW00d (6227 posts) -

I watched the conference and I don't remember them mentioning this even a little bit.

#3 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

@AlexW00d: They said they wouldn't.

#4 Edited by believer258 (11771 posts) -

I do remember that they wanted to port it a while back but something went wrong and it never happened.

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#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@NTM said:

Did anyone else catch the news about this being on consoles as well, and if so, why hasn't anyone until now reported it here? Was it not worth it, or did people not catch it?

It's because Witcher 2 exists. Witcher 2 is popular, pretty, has good combat, and Mass Effect 2 narrative. Which turned the masterpiece The Witcher into a niche piece of shit to people because it's the older game, because it had some jank, and because it didn't aspire to being Mass Effect-popular and wanted to do its own thing with narrative and level design. 
 
It's like this: Imagine Crysis 2 was also a PC exclusive like Crysis 1, and that a year after its release, it gets ported to consoles. All the focus will be on it because it's the new game. If Crysis would've been ported to consoles after the sequel was, no one would pay attention to it. 
 
 
Either way, The Witcher is literally one of the greatest games, one of the greatest immersive experiences, and one of the greatest stories I've ever played. I hope it well sell on consoles and I hope you console guys enjoy it.
#6 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: oh my god! Do you come into every witcher related thread and shit on witcher 2? jesus christ man, you don't like it, let it go.

Anyway, you console players better hope they make the combat not shit.

#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Animasta  said: 

@AhmadMetallic: oh my god! Do you come into every witcher related thread and shit on witcher 2? jesus christ man, you don't like it, let it go.

Ok my turn: "Oh my god, do you not get sick of talking absolute bullshit everywhere?"  
 
Ahem... 
@AhmadMetallic  said: 
Witcher 2 is popular, pretty, has good combat, and Mass Effect 2 narrative. 
That ^ is called praise. 
#8 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Animasta said:

@AhmadMetallic: oh my god! Do you come into every witcher related thread and shit on witcher 2? jesus christ man, you don't like it, let it go.

Ok my turn: "Oh my god, do you not get sick of talking absolute bullshit everywhere?"

Ahem...
@AhmadMetallic said:
Witcher 2 is popular, pretty, has good combat, and Mass Effect 2 narrative.
That ^ is called praise.

Alright, calm down.

#9 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

@believer258: Yeah, that was back in 09 though right?

#10 Edited by MooseyMcMan (10820 posts) -
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#11 Posted by believer258 (11771 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@NTM said:

Did anyone else catch the news about this being on consoles as well, and if so, why hasn't anyone until now reported it here? Was it not worth it, or did people not catch it?

It's because Witcher 2 exists. Witcher 2 is popular, pretty, has good combat, and Mass Effect 2 narrative. Which turned the masterpiece The Witcher into a niche piece of shit to people because it's the older game, because it had some jank, and because it didn't aspire to being Mass Effect-popular and wanted to do its own thing with narrative and level design.

It's like this: Imagine Crysis 2 was also a PC exclusive like Crysis 1, and that a year after its release, it gets ported to consoles. All the focus will be on it because it's the new game. If Crysis would've been ported to consoles after the sequel was, no one would pay attention to it. Either way, The Witcher is literally one of the greatest games, one of the greatest immersive experiences, and one of the greatest stories I've ever played. I hope it well sell on consoles and I hope you console guys enjoy it.

Crysis 1 is on consoles, I bought it sometime in October of 2011 sometime after Crysis 2 came out. Thought you ought to know.

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#12 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@NTM said:

Did anyone else catch the news about this being on consoles as well, and if so, why hasn't anyone until now reported it here? Was it not worth it, or did people not catch it?

It's because Witcher 2 exists. Witcher 2 is popular, pretty, has good combat, and Mass Effect 2 narrative. Which turned the masterpiece The Witcher into a niche piece of shit to people because it's the older game, because it had some jank, and because it didn't aspire to being Mass Effect-popular and wanted to do its own thing with narrative and level design.

It's like this: Imagine Crysis 2 was also a PC exclusive like Crysis 1, and that a year after its release, it gets ported to consoles. All the focus will be on it because it's the new game. If Crysis would've been ported to consoles after the sequel was, no one would pay attention to it. Either way, The Witcher is literally one of the greatest games, one of the greatest immersive experiences, and one of the greatest stories I've ever played. I hope it well sell on consoles and I hope you console guys enjoy it.

Crysis 1 is on consoles, I bought it sometime in October of 2011 sometime after Crysis 2 came out. Thought you ought to know.

Yeah, kind of weird. Unless this is not what he was saying.

#13 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@believer258: I know that, i was speaking theoretically, making an analogy is all.
#14 Posted by RedRoach (1189 posts) -

CDPR hired another team to port it, when they checked in they were unsatisfied and cancelled it, that was a few years ago. Although I would love to see the project revived.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11771 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@believer258: I know that, i was speaking theoretically, making an analogy is all.

All right, but it kind of falls apart when the opposite of what you said actually did happen. You might be better off describing why Baldur's Gate 2 probably wouldn't be as popular as Dragon Age Origins on consoles, though if that one did happen you might also be proven wrong again since DAO did sell well on consoles. And then they turned around and changed it in Dragon Age 2 and it was often considered bad by both console and PC gamers.

You seem to really underestimate some console gamers. It's more accessible and therefore easier for people of.... lesser intelligence to use, certainly, but that doesn't reflect all console users. It's almost insulting sometimes.

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#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@believer258 said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@believer258: I know that, i was speaking theoretically, making an analogy is all.

All right, but it kind of falls apart when the opposite of what you said actually did happen. You might be better off describing why Baldur's Gate 2 probably wouldn't be as popular as Dragon Age Origins on consoles, though if that one did happen you might also be proven wrong again since DAO did sell well on consoles. And then they turned around and changed it in Dragon Age 2 and it was often considered bad by both console and PC gamers.

You seem to really underestimate some console gamers. It's more accessible and therefore easier for people of.... lesser intelligence to use, certainly, but that doesn't reflect all console users. It's almost insulting sometimes.

Ok let me explain what I'm saying: 
 
I said, imagine if, instead of the reality we have today (Crysis PC exclusive -> Crysis 2 multiplat -> Crysis 1 ports), THIS happened: Crysis 1 PC exclusive, Crysis 2 PC exclusive -> Crysis 2 ports -> Crysis 1 ports). 
If THAT had happened, people wouldn't care about the Crysis 1 console port because Crysis 2's console port overshadows it. 
Which is my point. Witcher 2's console version overshadows the upcoming Witcher 1 console port(s), answering @NTM 's question about why no one is making a fuss about it. 
 
Secondly, where did I say anything about accessibility and console gamers? I'm saying the NEWER game in a series gets more attention (when ported after being an exclusive), not the more accessible one.
#17 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@believer258 said:

I do remember that they wanted to port it a while back but something went wrong and it never happened.

They wanted to port it but the company they had do it did such a bad job they scrapped it. 
#18 Edited by believer258 (11771 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@believer258 said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@believer258: I know that, i was speaking theoretically, making an analogy is all.

All right, but it kind of falls apart when the opposite of what you said actually did happen. You might be better off describing why Baldur's Gate 2 probably wouldn't be as popular as Dragon Age Origins on consoles, though if that one did happen you might also be proven wrong again since DAO did sell well on consoles. And then they turned around and changed it in Dragon Age 2 and it was often considered bad by both console and PC gamers.

You seem to really underestimate some console gamers. It's more accessible and therefore easier for people of.... lesser intelligence to use, certainly, but that doesn't reflect all console users. It's almost insulting sometimes.

Ok let me explain what I'm saying:

I said, imagine if, instead of the reality we have today (Crysis PC exclusive -> Crysis 2 multiplat -> Crysis 1 ports), THIS happened: Crysis 1 PC exclusive, Crysis 2 PC exclusive -> Crysis 2 ports -> Crysis 1 ports).
If THAT had happened, people wouldn't care about the Crysis 1 console port because Crysis 2's console port overshadows it.
Which is my point. Witcher 2's console version overshadows the upcoming Witcher 1 console port(s), answering @NTM 's question about why no one is making a fuss about it. Secondly, where did I say anything about accessibility and console gamers? I'm saying the NEWER game in a series gets more attention (when ported after being an exclusive), not the more accessible one.

Here:

Witcher 2 is popular, pretty, has good combat, and Mass Effect 2 narrative. Which turned the masterpiece The Witcher into a niche piece of shit to people because it's the older game, because it had some jank, and because it didn't aspire to being Mass Effect-popular and wanted to do its own thing with narrative and level design.

and I just got the vibe from this that you were talking down to anyone who liked the simplification of Mass Effect 2 or Witcher 2, which generally leads to a dislike and blame of console players; a bit presumptuous on my part but then you assume that if Crysis 2 had been on PC first that it wouldn't have been the same as it is now. So my presumptions weren't so wrong.

Your original analogy was a bit of a communication, though even if things had gone as you suggest, I don't see how it would have been any different. The Witcher 2 has a lot of new fans thanks to the port and a port of Witcher 1 would probably sell to a good number of those fans, which is what would have happened to Crysis.

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#19 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

No, but this was announced this year.

#20 Posted by falserelic (5394 posts) -

@NTM: If it does comes out on console. I'll be interested in checking it out. People kept raving about the fun gameplay and sex scenes. So now I got to see for myself.

#21 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Wow, I`m glad you guys got that analogy straightened out.

#22 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

@falserelic: It was never officially announced, but places like Blockbuster and a place called Cool Shop both have it listed in their inventory for later release on PS3 and 360. This was (as you'll see) from May, but it may still be prevalent.

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