You can turn off chromatic aberration in The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt War ravaged these lands, nobody lives here anymore

One thing that seems to be unifying this generation of games is chromatic aberration, that strange visual filter that makes the edges of your screen all blurry and chromatically messed up, like you're viewing an early 3D movie without the special glasses. I think it looks quite nice in moderation, but it isn't often used in moderation, case in point with the CA-heavy Lords of the Fallen. A patch was since released for that game allowing people to disable the effect, but you won't need to start a e-petition or pray to your god of choice for the same option in The Witcher 3; in response to a thread demanding such a toggle, CD Projekt have confirmed that you can turn it off.

I've watched a fair bit of footage of The Witcher 3, and I wasn't even aware there was any chromatic aberration in effect, but it might be something you can only notice in game (or not—I'm sure a lot of people reading this won't even know what I'm going on about). Either way, options are always nice. (Ta, Reddit.)

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.