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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 30x bigger than The Witcher 2


12:22 PM on 02.05.2013



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 a sense of what's to come thanks to an official announcement from CD Projekt RED.

Releasing in 2014 "simultaneously on all high-end platforms," The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is said to be the studio's final game in the Geralt trilogy. According to studio head Adam Badowski, it "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."

Continuing, Badowski says "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." Preempting questions about why CD Projekt RED will conclude Geralt's story here, he explains: "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."

Summing it all up: "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."

If there's one thing CD Projekt RED lacks, it's certainly not ambition. Should you have the desire to play the two prior installments, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition are half price on GOG.com and Steam for the next 72 hours. Additionally, The Witcher 2: EE has permanently been dropped to $29.99 on Xbox 360.





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1:30 PM on 09.26.2014
Take a closer look at The Witcher 3's brave new open world

In the latest developer diary video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, senior level designer Peter Gelencser and fellow CD Projekt RED team members walk us through some of the new features we'll be seeing in the next installment ...more



12:30 PM on 08.19.2014
Want to watch 35 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt?

With gamescom now behind us, you'd figure that CD Projekt RED would keep a tight lid on all things related to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. But apparently not, as it would seem. A week after the show, the developers decided to un...more



1:00 PM on 08.17.2014
Look at all the crazy stuff that comes in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt collector's edition

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1:45 PM on 08.14.2014
Set aside five minutes for this Witcher 3 footage

An evil force is causing the villagers of Downwarren to sleepwalk into a nearby forest, never to come back, and it's up to Geralt to figure out what's going on. Yesterday's images looked as good as ever but there's no compar...more



7:30 PM on 08.13.2014
Sear your retinas with these Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots from gamescom!

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10:00 AM on 06.25.2014
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5:00 PM on 06.24.2014
Video: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt's spoiler leak and 'possible' sexy romance options

Watch out! Someone hacked into CD Projekt Red's Google Drive, making off with design docs containing numerous spoilers about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Max Scoville, meanwhile, has acquired a full list of sexy, nasty romance options for Geralt of Rivia.more



1:30 PM on 06.23.2014
Watch out for The Witcher 3 spoilers

Design documents for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have made the rounds online following the hacking of a developer's Google Drive. Not that you can really protect yourself from spoilers on the internet -- they always seem to find...more



4:45 PM on 06.16.2014
Get down and dirty with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay and screens

If you were patiently awaiting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this new gameplay video and bushel of new screens may just have made your wait even more difficult. Trust me, we're in the same boat. If the nearly four minutes of gam...more



12:00 PM on 06.12.2014
Video: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt E3 2014 impressions

We sent Max to check out another demonstration of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at E3, as you do, and here he is recounting that long-winded experience. Picking up after the griffin fight shown during Microsoft's press conference...more




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