CD Projekt RED has made it official. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to the PlayStation 4 when the game is released in 2014. This next-gen role playing game will run on REDengine 3. It was announced that this will be the last game in this particular trilogy, and that the story driven game will bring a “triumphant finish to the legend of Geralt of Rivia.” Here’s a snippet from the press release:
“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the most robust and breathtaking game ever created by CD Projekt RED, combining a free-roaming environment with a non-linear story which makes the game a real RPG fan’s dream come true. Open world exploration is an adventure in itself as the player will gallop through war-ravaged lands, sail misty waters, and track down dangerous beasts for money. An improved combat system will allow players to feel like a real monster hunter, a witcher, who uses his superior senses and fighting skills to survive in a dark fantasy world while he embarks on a quest to save his loved ones.”
Sounds like fun to me! I’ve been a fan of The Witcher series since the original and have always enjoyed the setting, story and unapologetic mature themes that are present throughout the games. Of course, CD Projekt RED has developed a bit of a reputation for releasing their games in one state, but then drastically changing and improving them in the following years. Let’s hope when The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is released that it will be stable and polished!
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is being described as an free-roaming open world experience, which is a bit of a departure for the series which traditionally has relatively small areas that are densely packed with quests and adventures. If CD Projekt RED succeeds in reproducing that wealth of content in a wide open world, then this is a game to look forward to indeed. The next generation is looking good!
- CD Projekt RED Press Release