Witcher 3 to end the trilogy, but franchise cotinues
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced yesterday by CD Projekt Red via GameInformer. The game is scheduled for 2014 release on PC & next-generation consoles.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the most robust and breathtaking game ever created by CD Projekt RED. The game will be the last part of the legend of Geralt of Rivia.
Adam Badowski, CEO of CD Projekt Red said to Polish Press Agency
This is the last part of the trilogy with a grand finale of the story. But it does not mean the end of the franchise. Franchise will continue.
In an official press release, he stated:
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. 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. The world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 30 times bigger than The Witcher 2.
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. 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 nonlinearity 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. This is our dream come true at CD Projekt RED, and we hope it will be the same for you!
So for all of those who have never experienced the adventures of Geralt before, this will be their last chance. According to the dev, this game will introduce all those who visit the world of the Witcher for the first time very nicely.
The game will be released in 2014 simultaneously on all high-end platforms. Making use of the same remarkable art direction from The Witcher 2 combined with the support of in-house technology--the recently-announced RPG-oriented REDengine 3--The Witcher 3 will take full advantage of the technical capabilities of modern hardware and will set a new standard for RPG visuals.