The Witcher 3 developer, CD Projekt Red, will be celebrating Christmas a little earlier this year. The Polish government’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD) provided the developer with nearly 30M zloty (about $10M NZD) to research new technologies.
This is part of the NCRD’s push to stimulate the gaming industry in Poland. The organisation is offering $39M NZD to Polish developers to help realise their creative potential.
Here are the four briefs that CD Projekt Red received the money for, as translated by WCCFTech. It could give a glimpse into features present in their future games.
Comprehensive technology for the creation of “live”, playable in real-time, cities of great scale based on the principles of artificial intelligence and automation and taking into account the development of innovative processes and tools supporting the creation of high-quality open world games.
Comprehensive technology enables the creation of unique gameplay for many players, taking into account the search of opponents, session management, replication facilities, and support of a variety of game modes along with a unique set of dedicated tools.
Comprehensive technology for providing a unique, film quality RPG with open world, also taking into account innovative solutions Process and unique set of dedicated tools.
Comprehensive technology enabling a significant increase in quality and production of complex face and body animations for open world RPG games, also taking into account the innovative process solutions and a unique set of dedicated tools.
Developer Techland – better known for Dead Island and Dying Light – also saw a chunk of that cash, for “developing a prototype for an action RPG set in an original fantasy world” played in first-person. CI Games (Lords of the Fallen, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3) received a grant for an unannounced project, and for “the development of innovative technology based on advanced algorithms, dedicated artificial intelligence to generate ambient player in the crowd, and herds of animals”.
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