Xbox Series X Runs The Witcher 3 So Quickly That The Game Almost Struggles To Keep Up

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The Witcher 3 is one of the current generation's finest titles, and while CD Projekt has promised upcoming next-gen enhancements, the game is already running so quickly on Xbox Series X that it's almost breaking.

A new YouTube video shows Geralt's adventure running on the Xbox Series X via backwards compatibility, and the map struggling to keep up.


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Xbox Series X Runs The Witcher 3 At Incredible Speeds

An almost two-hour video from Rubhen925 on YouTube shows the game running, but this handy GIF is more easily digestible (thanks @_XboxNews).

On #Xbox Series X, even without optimization, fast travel in The Witcher 3 is FAST.
— Xbox News (@_XboxNews)
November 2, 2020

Essentially what you're seeing is the map loading so quickly, that the game doesn't even head to a loading screen.


It's worth noting that the game remains entirely unoptimised, too, so in theory it could get even faster in the coming months (or at least it should load a lot more smoothly).

Of course, the team is currently working on Cyberpunk 2077, which was delayed last week until December

For more on Geralt of Rivia, be sure to check out everything we know about the Netflix adaptation's second series.

We also know that there will be Witcher references in Cyberpunk 2077 – here's one we know about already.