The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Announced

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CD Projekt RED, developers of The Witcher games, have announced the latest (and last) title in the series - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Once again following the exploits Geralt, Wild Hunt moves the gameplay into an open world for the first time. "Imagine playing a dark fantasy game with the same great nonlinear story as in the previous Witcher titles," suggested Adam Badowski, head of the studio, "but now told in a world you can explore freely with no artificial boundaries."

"The war-ravaged world is so huge that to reach further places you will need to ride a horse or sail a boat to get there. A world where your choices have truly epic consequences."

"People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is," Badowski confirmed. "Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined."

"This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we're hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it's time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create."

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release in 2014, on all "high end platforms" simultaneously. The Witcher 3, according to yesterday's announcement, "will take full advantage of the technical capabilities of modern hardware and will set a new standard for RPG visuals."



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by OriginalSin
On Thursday 7 Feb 2013 11:19 AM
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I suspect that last paragraph means that it's being developed for next gen consoles, and not just pushing the limits of the current ones.
The Witcher 2 was one of the most demanding PC titles to max out when it was released, you'd think that if they're going to push PC hardware even further, current gen consoles just wouldn't do it justice.

I'm very excited by this announcement.
 
 
 
CheeseTastic
Posted by CheeseTastic
On Thursday 7 Feb 2013 12:10 PM
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I'm sure I read another interview where they explicitly stated it was next-gen.

Either way, very unlikely - as you say - it will be anything else.
 
 
 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Thursday 7 Feb 2013 12:42 PM
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7 February 2013, 12:10 PM Reply to CheeseTastic
I'm sure I read another interview where they explicitly stated it was next-gen.

Either way, very unlikely - as you say - it will be anything else.
I've got the Game Informer this news came from here... let's see what it says...
 
 
 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Thursday 7 Feb 2013 12:45 PM
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On platforms, the Game Informer article states: "CD Projekt RED is keeping mum about any platforms The Witcher 3 is in development for besides PC, but the company has confirmed that it will launch on whatever platforms are most powerful when it comes out next year."

I suspect some sites have taken that to explicitly mean next-gen. It implies as much, but they don't actually say that (unless they've since confirmed that somewhere that isn't GI.)
 
 
 
wharekura
Posted by wharekura
On Tuesday 12 Nov 2013 1:07 PM
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Look likes a ton of fun