The Witcher 3 officially announced

The Witcher 3 officially announced

Thanks to a new engine underpinning the title, the third Witcher game will be 30 times larger than it's predecessor.

The first details of The Witcher 3 have been revealed with the preliminary release date marked for 2014.

The third instalment of CD Projekt Red's highly successful and popular RPG series' full title is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and it will apparently be the final chapter in the series.

According to Game Informer, it will be available on PC and "all high-end platforms available", heavily implying that it will be launched on as-yet unannounced hardware that will mark the next console generation.

The Witcher 3 will take the non-linear plotlines and player-driven decisions and place it in an open world that will be approximately 30 times larger than its predecessor, using a new game engine that CD Projekt Red will debut with the title.

The developers are also boasting that the whole game will be played without any loading screens making an appearance along the way.

A new monster information-gathering mechanic will be introduced to help players better prepare for their looming fights and inventory and crafting systems will be overhauled.

The Witcher games are based on a series of books by Polish author Andrezej Sapkowski. Following monster-hunter-for-hire Geralt, the first game was released in 2007 for PC with the sequel launching in 2011 for PC and making its way to Xbox 360 a year later.

Whereas the first Witcher title ran on a modded version of Biware's Aurora Engine, the sequel featured CD Projekt Red's own creation. The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings was voted by Bit-Tech readers as 2012's game of the year thanks to its critically applauded enhanced edition release.


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Griffter 6th February 2013, 08:02 Quote
oh baby! cant wait! one of two RPG's i ever liked and played.. the other being mass effect series, tho mass effect is not the normal RPG as much...
towelie 6th February 2013, 09:11 Quote
XXAOSICXX 6th February 2013, 09:14 Quote
Biware? O_o
liratheal 6th February 2013, 09:52 Quote
Goodo, looking forward to it.
Madness_3d 6th February 2013, 10:39 Quote
Definitely looking forward to it, Although I hope none of the storytelling strength or immersion is lost in diluting the world to make it bigger. Always liked the fact that The Witcher was different from your average rpg in not being open world. I'm sure they'll do it well though :)
bob 6th February 2013, 17:39 Quote
And I just forked out for a new graphics card to play The Witcher 2 :(
CampGareth 6th February 2013, 18:21 Quote
eeep, hope my laptop will be able to run it on medium say, dual GTX 680Ms so I'm hoping it won't age too quickly.
Si_the-dude 6th February 2013, 20:10 Quote

It'll be interesting to see how this badboy turns out. Better put in a pre-order for a couple of GTX Titan's just in case ;)
Gradius 6th February 2013, 22:38 Quote
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