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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Revealed

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Revealed

Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Tue 5 February 2013, 09:54:01

Tags: CD Projekt; The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Gameinformer generously informs us about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt's upcoming, genre-redefining smash-hit.
Our March cover story gives a world-exclusive peek into the next generation of RPGs with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This standalone sequel takes the fascinating stories and characters, non-linear plotlines, and difficult decisions that the franchise is known for and puts them all in an open world 30 times larger than the previous game – an enormous setting even larger than Skyrim's vast expanse, made possible with the new REDengine 3 technology that developer CD Projekt RED is debuting with the game. Our huge feature dives into everything The Witcher 3 has to offer, and it's a lot: the detective work that precedes deadly combat when monster hunting, storylines that weave and twist together between political intrigue and otherworldly menaces, and a tired hero who wants to set things right but can't put down his swords until his conscience allows – if it ever does.

Coming in 2014 on PC and "all high-end platforms available" (CD Projekt RED isn't saying flat-out that it's a next-gen game, but it's a safe bet that new console announcements in the coming months will define the term "high-end platform"), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt stretches from stormy islands to war-torn forests and a sprawling dark fantasy metropolis without a loading screen anywhere to be found.

Then some details from the Gameinformer issue surfaced in this thread on NeoGAF (since Gamebanshee's Best of 2012 list shattered my faith in them, I do steal this particular newsbit from them only with greatest regret and hesitation):
World supposedly 20% bigger than Skyrim's, says development team. [Tentative, obviously]
30-40 minutes to cross world on Horseback
New streaming technology (CDRED Engine 3)
Geralt's Memory is restored
No chapters/acts
Dude is fucking DONE fighting for everyone else
Everything from solving MYSTERIES to slaying monsters
Coming out on "all top-of-the-line" consoles - I'd say that confirms next-gen is in.

So, bigger than Skyrim and more non-linear than The Witcher 2 I bet.

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