Watch The Witcher 3 running on a Steam Deck

Watch The Witcher 3 running on a Steam Deck

Geralt's biggest adventure sure looks familiar on the small screen.


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(Image credit: CD Projekt)

CD Projekt hᴀs ᴅʀᴏᴘped a series ᴏꜰ shᴏʀt Twɪᴛter videos sʜᴏᴡcᴀsɪɴg Tʜᴇ Wɪᴛcʜᴇr 3: Wild Hunt ʀᴜɴnɪɴg ᴏɴ a Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ Deck. Tʜᴇ videos ɢɪᴠᴇ ᴜs a glimpse ᴏꜰ ᴏɴe ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ ʙᴇst ɢᴀᴍᴇs ᴏꜰ ᴀʟʟ tiᴍᴇ ʀᴜɴnɪɴg ᴏɴ tʜᴇ ʜᴀʀᴅwᴀʀᴇ, ᴀɴd ꜰᴏʀ ᴀʟʟ ɪɴᴛᴇɴts ᴀɴd purᴘᴏsᴇs, ɪᴛ ʟᴏᴏᴋs ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴀs ɢᴏod ᴀs ʏᴏᴜ'd ʜᴏᴘᴇ ꜰᴏʀ a hᴀɴdʜᴇld.

It's difficult to tell what resolution Witcher 3 is running at (Twitter video compression doesn't help) but the framerate certainly looks consistent enough. It's at least a modest 30 fps (the official target for most games on Steam Deck), and doesn't appear to trip up when entering graphically demanding areas like cities or swamps. It's probably safe to say that it'll look better than the also-impressive Nintendo Switch Witcher 3 port.

The first video shows Geralt riding Roach through the streets of Novigrad.

Open a portal into the world and play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt wherever you go once Steam Deck is out!Check out the footage of the current-gen version of the game running on Steam Deck 👇 pic.twitter.com/3IdIC2zGZJOctober 6, 2021

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The second video shows Geralt clashing with a stone golem out in the wilds of Velen.

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The third video shows Geralt approaching the swamp homestead of the Crones, the disgusting and murderous witches who play a central role in the Bloody Baron quest. 

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If you're eagerly awaiting your chance to take your Steam library on the run, check out everything we know about the Steam Deck, including release date, tech specs, and more. Valve also showed us how to take apart a Steam Deck in a recent video. If you want more small screen Witcher adventures, check out everything we know about Netflix's The Witcher season 2.

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