The Witcher 3 has been a long time coming and, despite all the outcry from fans over the whole “downgrading” debacle, early impressions from players is overwhelmingly positive.
That being said, not everyone is having a great time with CD Projekt’s open-world epic adventure. Even with a day-one patch some players are reporting game-crashing bugs.
One such bug is a seemingly endless load screen after the cinematic intro to the game. Players are reporting that after the first cinematic cut-scene plays they’re taken to a loading screen that doesn’t seem to have an end, causing players to have to reboot the game, but even then the problem persists.
Some are reporting success with deleting the game from their console, turning the console off, then re-installing the game.
Many players are having problems with playing Gwent, in that when it comes to their turn and they’re prompted to press the triangle button, the game doesn’t respond or it just flat-out crashes. Unfortunately the community hasn’t been able to offer a decent workaround for this one, but most are reporting that persistence is key and that it’s just a matter of trying again, again and again. You can see how this would be a bit of a pain in the neck for players as rebooting the console, loading the game up again and going back to where you were all take time and patience, something gamers aren’t best-known for…
Then there’s this tutorial bug which hinders the progress of players.
The PC version hasn’t had an easy release either with players using top-end gaming rigs complaining of poor optimisation and frequent gameplay stutters, crashes, frame rate issues and graphical anomalies, even after applying the latest patches and applicable drivers.
It’s unfortunate, but to be fair, it’s a little expected. No game seems to ship in a completely perfect fashion and thankfully CD Projekt seem to be quite fond of their community so it’s only a matter of time before fixes are pushed out across all platforms. Or they could just take the money and run, but that seems unlikely.
As horrible as the above may all sound, at least they actually got their game, unlike one poster on Reddit who seems to have been a little short-changed.
Instead of receiving the game and the extra bonus disc, this guy claims his copy was sold to him without the game disc. Poor bugger.
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