Trust Us, Install The Witcher 2 To The 360's Hard Drive, Says Studio

It sounds like the console port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, one of the top-role playing games as a PC-only release in 2011, will need a hard drive installation. Otherwise, well, enjoy the slow loading times and janky visuals, says the game's studio.

"If it's possible to install the game [then do so], because the streams will be faster, you'll experience some better visual quality, because the hard drive is much faster than any media," Marek Ziemak, a level artist for CD Projekt RED (the game's studio) told Eurogamer. "It will improve loading times, it will improve the quality of the meshes, probably also because we have faster streaming means faster movement between memory and hard drives, so you'd be able to load the good chunks and then just change them directly from your hard drive."

The Witcher 2, the first console release for the series, arrives in the middle of next month.

CD Projekt recommends installing Witcher 2 360 to hard drive [Eurogamer]


    Thanks for the tip!

    I've got my Dark Edition on order and can't wait :D

    God I love CDProjekt, they're so honest, helpful, and down right caring when it comes to their products.

    Is this a poor port or is it just brutal honesty

      It's got nothing to do with it being a bad port. It's just simple facts that content streams faster from a HDD then an OD. And faster streaming therefore processing of information leads to shorter load times and less pop-in.

    Cant wait to play this, my PC's not good enough to play it on that, hey hey

    I really hope they nailed the port. I want this to be a big success for them.

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