CD Projekt Red has revealed that The Witcher 2′s easiest difficulty level is easier on Xbox 360 than it is on PC.
According to the developers they have smoothed out the lowest difficulty level in order to remove the brutal learning curve of the PC version.
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, senior producer Tomasz Gop said, “We definitely do want to tweak parts of the difficulty elements of the game. We are thinking about the easy mode. It should be easy.
“Due to the feedback we had, we already have done some tweaks for the balancing of the game, especially the prologue of the game. And there will be more. We are working on that already. But that’s for the PC.
“That’s going to be included in the box of The Witcher 2 Xbox 360 and also things that will be done exclusively for the Xbox 360 version to make sure it’s a native console game. Tons of stuff.
“Controlling with mouse and keyboard, these are considered to be the king of controllers for the PC. For the console it’s going to be a pad. So it requires smoothing out. We will do it. We have that in plan, that’s why we’re speaking about adaptation, not a simple port.”
So does this mean that Xbox 360 fans are going to be receiving less of a challenge then? Not according to Gop.
“It’s going to be hardcore without any doubt, on higher difficulty settings,. You know what you’re asking for.
“But on the easy difficulty setting it might be slightly smoother than the one we have for the PC. It’s a good thing, to give both kinds of player, casual and hardcore, the same kind of experience. We do want to make it accessible.”
The Witcher 2 is due out for Xbox 360 later this year.