CD Projekt RED sends along some new screenshots
from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
along with some official details about their upcoming RPG sequel to supplement the recent unofficial info dump
about the game. They say the game is due next year for "all high-end platforms, including PlayStation 4." Here's word on the screenshots: "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announcement screenshots present the chilly islands of Skellige, one of the lands the players will visit during their adventures. Today CD Projekt RED has released a set of in-game images from this archipelago, which you can grab on the FTP below. The images come from an early version of the game as the team develops a new renderer, which will be used in the final game." Here's more:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an unprecedented combination of story-driven RPG and vast, living, open world. CD Projekt RED talks about how the studio achieves this union of different RPG approaches.
ďThe Witcher 3 is full of impactful decisions, and gamers will choose between storylines that exclude one another in a single playthrough, ensuring extensive replay value. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt crowns the trilogy with the main narrative, revolving around Geraltís search for his loved ones and his conflict with the Wild Hunt. As players travel through the game, they visit lands with their own unique atmosphere, communities and memorable characters. CD Projekt RED didnít create an open world with a singular theme, but concentrated on delivering diversified and engaging environments, 30 times larger than those in The Witcher 2,Ē said Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio.
This setting changes depending on gamersí actions not only when completing Geraltís personal storyline, but also because of his involvement in major local plotlines in each land visited and many other carefully-designed side quests. All threads of this player-crafted tale interact with each other and the world, creating an even more nonlinear experience than ever before. The main narrative accounts for around 50 hours of gameplay in one playthrough, and the additional stories add another 50 hours of role playing, giving around 100 hours of total gaming time.