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."