'The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt' by developer CD Projekt RED.
Game developer CD Projekt RED's The Witcher series is being continued as the company officially announces The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Furthermore, they've revealed that this will be the the final The Witcher game from the studio.
"The captivating and nonlinear story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 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,
said Adam Badowski, head of the studio. "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."
Badowski then went on to say that the world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be 30 times larger than that of the previous The Witcher game.
"Imagine playing a dark fantasy game with the same great nonlinear story as in the previous Witcher titles, but now told in a world you can explore freely with no artificial boundaries,
comments the studio head. "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. From the development side, this goal is extremely demanding. Our team had to make significant design changes and our tech had to be rebuilt. But we believe that this will lead to a completely new level of non-linearity and a whole new, richer gaming experience. As a gamer, I would love to play this kind of RPG and I think this is what many players are waiting for."
Promising to be the most robust game ever created by CD Project RED, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt promises open world free-roaming exploration where the player will be galloping through war-ravaged lands, sailing misty waters, and tracking down dangerous beasts for money. The game is said to boast an improved combat system which should allow players to feel like a real monster-hunter. The new core mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are being designed to immerse the player in the experience completely, with no quick-time events and, as the developer puts it "only intuitive RPG gameplay."
The game will be released in 2014 simultaneously on all high-end platforms.