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12:30 PM on 11.08.2013

CD Projekt almost failed before The Witcher 2

Eurogamer has an interesting story on the entire history of CD Projekt Red and the development of The Witcher games. One of the more noteworthy things to come out of it is how the studio almost closed before The Witcher&...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 10.30.2013

Witcher 3 ditches DRM on PC

The Witcher 3? More like DRM-free. Community Manager Marcin Momot took to the CD Projekt website to explain the DRM situation with the upcoming Witcher 3. "The PC version of The Witcher 3 will have absolutely no DRM from day ...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 10.11.2013

Dark Horse to publish The Witcher comic book

The Witcher fantasy RPG series gets a comic book out a collaboration between CD Projekt RED and Dark Horse Comics. So we're going from novels to games to comics! Paul Tobin will cover writing, with art by Joe Querio and cover...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 10.10.2013

The Witcher is free with any purchase on GOG.com

Buy something, anything on GOG.com right now and you'll receive a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition as part of the company's fifth birthday celebration. The deal is valid until October 17, 2013 at 9:59am GMT. The CD ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 10.07.2013

Trailer teases Dark Horse comic for The Witcher

New York Comic Con is later this week, and CD Projekt Red has released a teaser trailer announcing it will be there to announce something with Dark Horse Comics. All the company has said is that it's going be for the fantasy...

Joshua Derocher





8:00 PM on 08.26.2013

A Witcher board game is in the works for 2014

It feels like a long-overdue idea but the world of The Witcher will become a board game, set to be released in 2014. Polygon spoke to CD Projeckt's Red Marek Ziemak, who confirmed that an iPad version would be released alongs...

Alasdair Duncan



Drawn into the huge world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt photo
Drawn into the huge world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Dale North

If you saw our E3 preview of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you'd know that the game's world is so big that it takes 40 minutes to travel across on horseback. It's one thing to say that, but it's another to see it and really get a sense for just how big that is.

A new segment of the game shown off at gamescom this week does a nice job of showing just how bit the open world of The Witcher 3 is, as well as just how much CD Projekt RED has packed it full of things to see and do. 

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1:00 PM on 08.15.2013

Charles Dance to voice pivotal character in Witcher 3

Are you excited for The Witcher 3? Well you aren't alone, as most of the internet is as well, and now you have yet another reason to be excited. Actor Charles Dance, most recently seen as Tywin Lannister in HBO's rendition of...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 08.14.2013

Killing monsters: Witcher 3 goes philosophical, murderous

Killing monsters. Yeah, that line was as smooth as the beatings are brutal.  This latest cinematic trailer for The Witcher 3 serves as a swift reminder of how excited I am for the game. I still haven't found time to pla...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 08.02.2013

CD Projekt RED opens new studio in Cracow, Poland

CD Projekt RED is opening a studio in Cracow, Poland to "bolster" the development of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Both titles will see a multiplatform release and, I don't know if you've been keeping track, bu...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 07.25.2013

Warner Bros. is publishing The Witcher 3 in North America

The Witcher series has had its fair share of publishers, with Atari, Namco Bandai, and Spike Chunsoft handling distribution in various regions. For The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, Warner Bros. Interactive ...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 07.04.2013

Forza Horizon is $15 today on Xbox Live

Day three of Xbox Live's "Ultimate Game Sale" has a few surprises. Or maybe that's just me still learning to accept that console deals are finally coming around. Today only, you can grab the following discounted games: The W...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 06.17.2013

New CD Projekt RED studio opening for 'smaller' game

The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED is expanding out of Warsaw, Poland with a second studio opening next month to work on a separate game. In a statement provided to Gamasutra, managing director Adam Badowski shares the news...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 06.17.2013

DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC will be free

As a development studio, CD Projekt RED is easy to look up to. That general sentiment continues following an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun discussing DRM and downloadable content for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and c...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 06.12.2013

The Witcher 3 will use your Witcher 2 save file

I hope you backed up your save folder regularly, because CD Projeckt Red have confirmed that The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will import your save game from The Witcher 2, making changes to the story accordingly. Right now, this...

Alasdair Duncan



The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me photo
The Witcher 3 impressed the hell out of me
by Jordan Devore

Those of you who haven't really gotten into The Witcher series might not be too invested in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yet despite how great it looks. That's something you'll want to change leading up to release across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next year. This third installment may be wrapping up Geralt's story, but it seems like the perfect opportunity to jump into the franchise (or keep playing, if you're already a fan).

By the end of CD Projekt RED's sizable hands-off E3 demo, I was so on board with the new installment. Much of the emphasis this time around is placed on crafting an absurdly large open world -- one that takes 40 minutes to travel across on horseback -- and filling it with interesting, often dynamic things. You can seamlessly jump on a boat and sail to distant islands in real time without coming up against loading screens. It's magical. Unless, of course, you attempt to sail when the weather is bad and the sea is rough -- your ship will go down, and the water is too frigid to swim in for long. It might've seemed like a good idea at the time, but don't do that.

While the story is still integral to Wild Hunt, with consequences to most everything you do often taking form in unexpected ways later in your journey, it's the world itself I'll surely fall in love with. Save a man from bandits and their masters may come back later to wreak havoc or get revenge on Geralt. The appeal of these meaty action-RPGs has always been that of meaningful exploration, and CD Projekt seems to have gotten closer to crafting my dream game than any studio so far.

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