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Witcher 3 director feels that Skyrim 'was generic'


5:00 PM on 02.17.2013
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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 said he tried to think of five good characters from Skyrim and that he couldn't. Those are some bold swings at the current king of role-playing games.

While Skyrim is awesome, what Konrad Tomaszkiewicz said about the lack of characters is pretty accurate. This is a game about the world and the characters are just bland actors inhabiting said world.

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When The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt was revealed, there was a lot of statements being made on how it would be bigger and better with an open world to explore. While this may sound great, it might just be an attempt to capture some of the market that loves games such as Skyrim. 

Creating a massive open-world title can be a very difficult thing to do. Bethesda has been at the Elder Scrolls series for almost twenty years now. Even after all of this time, they are still rather buggy and lacking in story. The reason people overlook the bugs and lack of decent characters and plot in a game like Skyrim is because of how massive the world is. You can go anywhere and do anything, and there's hundreds of hours of gameplay to be had.

The Witcher series has always been very focused on the story and the characters involved. CD Projekt RED does an excellent job of creating characters and a story, and it feels like you are actually Geralt hanging out in a tavern with Dandelion and friends.

I don't want to get my peanuts mixed up in my chocolate. The Witcher is about characters and Skyrim is about the world. Sure, it would be terrific to have a game that can be both, but it's easier said than done to incorporate a deep story into an open world on the scale that's being talked about. If you're going to have a game that focuses on story, it's much easier to create small slices of an area then to create the entire area. I think it's going to be a technical miracle for a developer to make a game as big as Skyrim with the depth of The Witcher. It's not impossible, but I don't think we're quite there yet.





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10:00 AM on 06.25.2014
Witcher 3 uses Nvidia's HairWorks for 200,000 strands of wolf hair

That Witcher 3 wolf is so majestic thanks to Nvidia's hair tech, which allows for artist control over waviness, clumping and density. This is a great day for furries everywhere (the hair tech is even used on the horse t...more



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

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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



12:45 PM on 06.09.2014
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt looks great in motion

As much as I've been impressed with the CGI trailers for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, I've been keen to see how the game actually plays. Well, it looks like a Witcher game for sure. During Microsoft's E3 briefing, we saw se...more



1:24 PM on 06.05.2014
The Witcher 3 releasing February 24, 2015

CD Projekt RED kicked off its summer conference with the release date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- it's hitting PC, PS4, and Xbox One simultaneously on February 24, 2015. The standard edition includes the manual, a Witche...more



1:45 PM on 05.20.2014
CD Projekt RED promises no platform-exclusive content for The Witcher 3

I don't know about you guys but when I saw the post last week about how the "exclusive content" for Watch_Dogs was spread out, it really drove the point home as to how silly the pre-order bonuses situation has become. Do all ...more



11:30 AM on 05.14.2014
CD Projekt: Witcher 3 may run better on PS4, but it's more of a 'PR differentiation'

The "Xbox 720p" debate rages on, as CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski weighs in on the potential differences between the Xbox One and the PS4 versions of Witcher 3. Speaking to Eurogamer, Iwinski notes, "We are still worki...more



6:30 PM on 03.31.2014
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will 'go nuts' graphically on Xbox One and PS4

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2:00 PM on 07.01.2014
Uh, okay: CD Projekt is doing a free-to-play Witcher MOBA for mobile

CD Projekt RED has announced The Witcher Battle Arena, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena based on The Witcher universe for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows tablets. Sounds like a whole lot of things we we...more



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

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1:30 PM on 06.23.2014
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