Not too long ago, the Nintendo Swap model of The Witcher three: Wild Hunt was up to date to incorporate cross-save performance with PC (through GOG and Steam). Nonetheless, PlayStation gamers mustn’t get their hopes up for The Witcher three cross-save to return to the PS4 or Xbox One, a minimum of proper now. A consultant on behalf of developer CD Projekt RED confirmed that this characteristic was developed with Saber Interactive with the Swap in thoughts. It doesn’t have cross-save within the works for some other platforms presently.
Talking with USgamer, the rep stated:
This feature is one thing we designed for the Swap model particularly, along with Saber Interactive—the group which was carefully cooperating with us on the Swap port. There are not any plans concerning related performance within the different variations of The Witcher three.
That doesn’t wholly rule out cross-save finally making its method to The Witcher three on PS4 and Xbox One, however for proper now, it’s a perk that Swap and PC house owners get to say as their very own. CD Projekt RED notes that using cross-save with modded Witcher three PC recordsdata may probably trigger points although, so be cautious when you plan to make use of the characteristic.
The Nintendo Swap model of The Witcher three launched in October 2019 and was a results of a collaboration between prolific Polish developer CD Projekt RED and Saber Interactive. Although the Swap model is noticeably downgraded when in comparison with different platforms, the port has been well-received for operating on such a restricted machine.
The Witcher three got here to PS4 in spring 2015 to common acclaim. It garnered vital and industrial success on the time however just lately noticed a spike in gross sales and engagement because of the launch of the Netflix present in December. In reality, the present led to a 554% year-on-year improve of bodily The Witcher three gross sales throughout December 2019.
Cross-save performance has change into extra ubiquitous in recent times, although it’s not fairly a common normal simply but. Future 2, Name of Responsibility: Trendy Warfare, Fortnite, and the Nintendo Swap model of the hit RPG Divinity: Authentic Sin II (very similar to The Witcher three, that is suitable with PC solely) all embody some type of cross-save or cross-progression amongst methods. There are a lot of different examples of multiplatform cross-save implementation inside the PlayStation ecosystem, particularly between PS4 and PS Vita titles that assist cross-buy (like Sound Shapes or Hotline Miami).
Cross-save nonetheless has a protracted method to go, however seeing it added in huge tentpole AAA video games would possibly assist it change into a common normal within the close to future, as gaming turns into extra unified and fewer platform-based. For now, you’ll have to stay to The Witcher three on Nintendo Swap or PC when you plan on using cross-save performance.