**Update**: We’ve received clarification regarding what version the video was captured on. Microsoft released a statement earlier that it was captured on PC and not Xbox One, as the Xbox version will not run at 60fps but will instead run at 900p/30 fps. Major bummer.
There’s absolutely no upcoming game I’m looking forward to more than next month’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And now, we’ve got a full 8 minute look at the The Witcher 3 gameplay running at a buttery smooth 60 FPS.
We don’t know if this footage was taken on Xbox One, PS4 or PC, but it is likely the PC version, as we haven’t heard anything about the console versions running at 60 FPS. The Witcher 3 looks absolutely stunning, with dynamic shadows, great-looking foliage, and vibrant colors. Hair looks great, but facial animations still look off. Still, everything else looks absolutely amazing. This Witcher 3 gameplay video also shows how tough combat can be, and how much dialogue we can expect in the game (a lot).
We also got a look at the massive Witcher 3 map yesterday, and learned that there is an archipelago that is only reachable by boat.
The Witcher 3 release date is scheduled for May 19 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with digital copies unlocking at 1AM UTC on May 18. Stay tuned to Heavy’s Gaming section for our The Witcher 3 review and more coverage surrounding the upcoming RPG that everyone is so excited about.