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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Revealed
Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Tue 5 February 2013, 09:54:01Tags: 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.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):
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.
World supposedly 20% bigger than Skyrim's, says development team. [Tentative, obviously]So, bigger than Skyrim and more non-linear than The Witcher 2 I bet.
30-40 minutes to cross world on Horseback
New streaming technology (CDRED Engine 3)
Geralt's Memory is restored
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.