Closing out the trilogy in style.
Today, CD Projekt RED finally made the announcement we all knew would be coming sooner or later; The Witcher 3 is in development.
“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,” said Adam Badowski, head of the studio, in a release today.
Wild Hunt is targeting a 2014 release date and is confirmed for the PC and a simultaneous release on all “high-end systems.” We can only assume this is referring to next generation consoles. Badowski went on to say:
“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!”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will also be the last Witcher game, with Badowski saying that they “believe that we should end the series on a high note.” Stay tuned for more on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and watch the teaser trailer below: