When Patrick compiled a list of things he wanted to see changed in The Witcher 3, the gameplay and mechanics were things he felt needed an overhaul. Official Xbox Magazine has gotten some details from some German PC sites that seem to confirm gameplay changes which will hopefully freshen up the franchise.
After confirming a much larger world to play in, OXM is now reporting that horses and boats will be methods of transport in the game, in addition to Geralt being able to climb and jump. A day and night cycle will be included along with hunting options which makes me think that an open-world title like Skyrim must've had an effect on the developers.
One thing that Patrick was really keen on was having a save import option to personalize your experience a bit more; there will be one here, but your character's backstory will remain the same. The Witcher 3 is also looking like it will last 50 hours in total which sounds about right for the franchise so far. So all well and good -- we'll keep looking for official confirmation for these details but this sounds promising.
|2:30 PM on 04.26.2013|
There's 'no place' for multiplayer in The Witcher 3
While CD Projekt RED had previously mentioned its interest in experimenting with multiplayer as a possibility for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, plans to move forward with such a feature have been dropped. The studio "strongly [fe...more
|9:30 PM on 03.05.2013|
This Witcher 3 interview proves that beards are sexy
In an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, CD Projekt revealed the reasoning behind the decision to give the previously beard-less Geralt a beard in The Witcher 3. Michał Platkow-Gilewski of CD Projekt said that ...more
|1:15 PM on 03.01.2013|
Have a bunch of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots
Official screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, allowing us to move away from looking at watermark-filled images and magazine scans. Some of this stuff will look familiar if you've been keeping track, bu...more
|5:00 PM on 02.17.2013|
Witcher 3 director feels that Skyrim 'was generic'
In a recent video on Game Informer, The Witcher 3's game director gave the statement "Skyrim -- it was generic." He went on to explain how characters should react to what you are doing for a game to be truly immersive. He sai...more
|3:00 PM on 02.06.2013|
What I want from The Witcher 3
What we already know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt makes it sound really great. If the folks over at CD Projekt Red can pull off this and Cyberpunk 2077, they will seriously be a contender for the best development ...more
|12:22 PM on 02.05.2013|
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 30x bigger than The Witcher 2
Last night, we got a sliver of information about The Witcher 3 by way of a Game Informer cover. While that issue is available digitally and has a 14-page cover story on the new role-playing game, non-subscribers can also get...more
|4:00 PM on 05.18.2013|
Multiplayer comic-adventure The Yahwg draws near
One of the problems with most narrative-focused games is that after you've played through them once, most of the surprises are over. The Yawhg, the next game from Damian Sommer (Friendship in 4 Colors), looks to circumve...more
|4:30 PM on 05.17.2013|
Dust: An Elysian Tail arrives on Steam next Friday
Dust: An Elysian Tail designer Dean Dodrill has slapped a May 24th release date on the Steam version of his acclaimed, previously-Xbox-exclusive 2D action game. This is only coming to Windows for the time being, but Dodrill h...more
|8:00 PM on 05.16.2013|
Diablo III uses the PlayStation 4 touchpad for inventory
In this video, Blizzard describes the work that's been gone into tweaking Diablo III for console gamers. In a strange turn of events, I feel as if every new detail we hear about the reworked title for PlayStation 3 and PS4 s...more