More details have been released for the upcoming fantasy RPG sequel from CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game is currently scheduled for release on PC and ‘high end platforms’ that will likely include the next PlayStation and Xbox. It will also be the last game in The Witcher series. Adam Badowski, Managing Director at CD Projekt RED, talked about how much bigger the game will be than The Witcher 2.
“The captivating and nonlinear 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.”
He continued; “Imagine playing a dark fantasy game with the same great nonlinear 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 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. 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 nonlinearity 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!”
Although personally I’m much more interested in the futuristic RPG Cyberpunk 2077 from the same developer, I have a lot of time for the Witcher series as well. Hopefully we will get to see more of both titles at E3 if not before, as more and more next gen titles are revealed and shown off.