If you plan on picking up CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for the Xbox 360 on April 17th here’s some words of advice from the developer – install it to the Hard Drive. In a recent interview, CD Projekt RED’s Marek Ziemak revealed that installing the game to your system’s hard drive will make quite a difference in terms of performance and visuals.
“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,” CD Projekt RED level artist, Marek Ziemak, 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 was one of the top rated PC games of 2011, and if you want to play it in all its glory set aside some hard drive space — while an exact size wasn’t revealed CD Projekt RED has already confirmed the game will be shipping on two DVDs.
In other Witcher 2 news, a new gameplay video of that Xbox 360 version is now available for your viewing pleasure. This gameplay video gives a perfect look at what to expect when it releases in April.
[UPDATE] There appears to have been some confusion between the publisher and the website as CD Projekt RED has clarified that the below footage is indeed from the PC version. However rest assured knowing the Xbox 360 version looks “absolutely stunning“.