Yesterday's announcement of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
was definitely something to run home and tell all of your friends, neighbours and family members about. The sequel to one of the most gripping and well thought out RPGs of this generation is certainly a welcome sight, however we must play the waiting game before this title sees the light of day.
CD Projekt Red's head of the studio, Adam Badowski, shared with the world a few more tid bits in regards to what we can expect from Geralt of Rivia's final installment to The Witcher's
The captivating and non-linear story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes place in a rich, truly open-world environment. A world which is thrilling to explore, full of daring adventures, momentous quests, memorable characters, and unique monsters. Players will freely travel through woods, lakes, mountains, cities and villages. Each region is inhabited by distinct populations with their own customs, legends and problems. The world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 30 times bigger than The Witcher 2.
Badowski continued by stating:
Imagine playing a dark fantasy game with the same great non-linear story as in the previous Witcher titles, but now told in a world you can explore freely with no artificial boundaries. The war-ravaged world is so huge that to reach farther places you will need to ride a horse or sail a boat to get there. A world where your choices have truly epic consequences. From the development side, this goal is extremely demanding. Our team had to make significant design changes and our tech had to be rebuilt. But we believe that this will lead to a completely new level of non-linearity and a whole new, richer gaming experience. As a gamer, I would love to play this kind of RPG, and I think this is what many players are waiting for. This is our dream come true at CD Projekt RED, and we hope it will be the same for you!
Using CD Projekt Red's new Red Engine 3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
will embodie the true nature of what fans of the series have grown to love as you journey through the world hunting monsters, snatching up some of that lovely rare currency, and engrossing yourself in a deep story. This time around though, the world will be much larger in comparison, the fighting style has been tweaked and it will conclude the amazing story of Geralt.
If you think there is another story for Geralt after this, Adam Badowski adds why this is the final entry to The Witcher
People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is. 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
That's it in a nutshell folks. When can we expect The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
? Well, we can get our hands on this highly anticipated title sometime in 2014. The details as to whether or not this will be available on the Xbox 360 is unknown, yet we do know that it will be available for the PC and "high-end consoles".
We will be sure to update you lovely folks regarding this upcoming release, but CD Projekt Red urges gamers looking for more information regarding this succulent and moist title to head on over to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
website to keep up with all of the latest news and all of the details surrounding any pre-order information.