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Submitted by Valay 626d ago | news

Witcher 3 confirmed, is next-gen, featured in Game Informer

CD Projekt RED has, for awhile now, been expected to announce The Witcher 3. An official announcement should be arriving tomorrow, but Game Informer has already confirmed the news. (PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

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SonyNGP  +   626d ago
Cannot contain myself!
nrvalleytime  +   626d ago
I am loving all these announcements for this game - what a great surprise. Whatever system you play on, it's great to see developers taking care of established IPs moving into a new generation of consoles.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   626d ago
More details from Neogaf: http://neogaf.com/forum/sho...
Enemy AI completely rebuilt, scripted bosses out
Environmental combat 'contributions' (a dozen types of interactive objects)
---> Wasp hive irritated using Aard

Magical signs retooled
Igni = new flamethrower effect
The magic tree advancement allows secondary sign forms = ie. Igni and a 360-degree blast
Yrden = small trap can be modified into a larger field that slows any enemy

Other trees, Swordsmanship and Alchemy
New strikes under Swordsmanship, boosts like improved stamina and parrying
Mutation mechanic under a different development path
Not much information given about Alchemy path, other than it being based on potions

Horse could be used to access long term stash, as well as Inns
Team aware of frustrations of inventory management in The Witcher
Committed to a less tedious process

Crafting critical to maximize Geralts potential, but weapons and armor can be found in many ways
Players can customize their crafted weapons with some components, ie, monster scales for leather in armor

Each armor piece has unique appearance, new cloth simulation tech.
Barber is in from the get go. Dying hair is OUT OF QUESTION, White Wolf.
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starchild  +   625d ago
I'm so excited for this game. I have played through The Witcher 2 a couple times on PC and it is by far one of my favorite games.

I'm so happy that it will be open-world and will use new technology and be on next gen consoles. I will be getting the PC version, but it's nice to know that they won't be held back by older consoles.
Mainsqueeze  +   625d ago
Super excited for this! One of the only problems I personally had with the 2nd witcher was that it didn't have an open. Now it will lol! 2014 is going to be good for RPGs if this and Dark Souls 2 end up being as good as expected and who knows maybe even Fallout 4 or something.
kelseypaul15   625d ago | Spam
JaredH  +   626d ago
It sounds like it's going to be like Skyrim in its openness. Of course it's going to have a better story and combat though.
Mariusmssj  +   626d ago
World supposedly 20% bigger than Skyrim’s
30-40 minutes to cross world on Horseback
New streaming technology (CDRED Engine 3)

Words can't describe the epicness
rpd123  +   625d ago
I never understood the obsession with Skyrim. It may be open world, but every storyline sucks and the combat isn't very advanced. The Witcher is so much better.
Best RPG devs hands down.. All because of the freesom they have on pc. They will do the consoles justice also.

Edit: lol I mean freedom.
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BanBrother  +   626d ago
Lol 'freesom'. Sounds like a cockney British person saying 'threesome' haha.
NewVegasTroop  +   625d ago
no, obsidian is the best RPG studio
RememberThe357  +   626d ago
Is it weird that I've never played these games yet I feel the same way?
Irishguy95  +   626d ago
Ney, an epic game is an Epic game right. Witcher 2 in my top 3 this gen/
TheEnigma313  +   625d ago
If you have steam they do sales for this series all the time. You should check them out.
ILive  +   625d ago
Cant wait! I bought the witcher 2 without knowing what to expect. It turns out to be one of my favorite games.
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HITANDRUN  +   625d ago
Next GEN? where is the wii-u? Oh wait I get it next gen, so not 360, ps3 or wiiu. Only pc, ps4 and 720 sounds like next gen I guess.
Zeppelino  +   625d ago
Sigh..
StraightPath  +   625d ago
Finished Witcher 2 on xbox 360 was a great game! Cant wait for this!
Karooo  +   626d ago
Stole pretty fast from Neogaf, didn't you? Haha.

Those details sound pretty good though.
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Sp1d3ynut  +   625d ago
Don't you mean NeoGaf stole from GameInformer?
Optical_Matrix  +   626d ago
Hold me. In the thread on NeoGAF, someone managed to get a few details from a small preview of the digital version of the mag:

World supposedly 20% bigger than Skyrim's
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.

It all sounds fantastic. So long as it keeps the strong narrative elements of The Witcher 2 then this game is going to take names next year. If Dark Souls II also releases in 2014...well...
nrvalleytime  +   626d ago
Those details are actually in another article posted on here as well:

http://n4g.com/news/1167351...
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nrvalleytime  +   626d ago
And one more update - this one confirms upcoming changes to graphic rendering:

"CD Projekt RED has provided the screenshots you see here from its current in-game assets running on its Internal PC development hardware. However, the renderer - the part of the engine that translates the game files into what you ultimately see on screen - is still in development and will boast significant improvements by the time The Witcher 3 ships. "Right now you see the game in the old renderer, but it's going to be taken to a truly next level," says gameplay producer Marek ZSiemak. In particular, the developers tell us that skin shaders and the dynamic lighting model will be markedly more advanced in the final version."
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juandren  +   626d ago
Coming out on "all top-of-the-line" consoles - I'd say that confirms Wii U is out.
LOL_WUT  +   626d ago
Pretty much :(
juandren  +   626d ago
That really sucks for Wii U owners. At the moment it doesn't seem to me like Nintendo will be on top again next-gen. The Wii had a much greater backing this gen because it was something fresh and every last developer wanted to experiment with the console and the motion controls. I feel sorry for Wii U owners, but I'm hoping Nintendo will give them their money's worth shortly
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Gamer39  +   626d ago
This is a GAME!
Swiggins  +   626d ago
Great Googily Moogily, time to break out the wine and romance cards!
Blacktric  +   626d ago
ORB MEAT!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Never gets old.
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Funky_Homosapien  +   626d ago
i know for a fact that i have a friend that just shit himself from this news.
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cyguration  +   625d ago
Pics or it didn't happen.

....on second thought.
Plagasx  +   626d ago
CDPR can take my money anytime.

They're the new Bioware in my eyes.
Dark11  +   626d ago
They are the Best RPG dev!
Gamer39  +   626d ago
True, and Eastern Europe -Poland-
Neo Nugget  +   626d ago
The new old Bioware?
Gamer39  +   626d ago
-GOTY confirmed-
Most anticipated games of next-gen for me.
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   626d ago
I'm so excited that I think I'm Gunna go make a baby!!!!
BanBrother  +   626d ago
With a stray cat........
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   626d ago
Naw with ur mama....then a stray cat
Reborn  +   626d ago
Interesting news.

Can't wait for more information.
landog  +   626d ago
i'll take the drm free retail pc version with free downloads and updates and content from GoG.com thank you very much

it'll also probably be $39.99 on pc at launch like the witcher 2 was and came with TONS of goodies

good to know it will look decent on next gen consoles though too, not pc level i'm sure, but decent at least...the witcher 2 on xbox360 looked worse than the witcher 1 from 2007 on pc.
Norrison  +   625d ago
The Xbox version of witcher 2 was good, maybe not as good as the PC version but it wasn't an ABYSMAL difference, maybe the gameplay was affected a little bit because of the framerate.

They should go for 60 fps on next gen consoles, the graphics will be behind PC but the gameplay will be on par with it.
Roccetarius  +   626d ago
The internet is going to explode. This excites me (not the exploding part).
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Skate-AK  +   626d ago
Awesome. I hope they port Witcher 2 over to the PS4 too so I can play it.
Skips  +   626d ago
Agreed, hope they do both The Witcher and The Witcher 2. Especially with rumors about how easier it is to develop for the PS4.
Theo1130  +   626d ago
You guys have a point, I hope they come out on the ps4. I played the game on pc, and it would be a shame people missed it just because it didn't come out on other platforms. It's not that CDPR didn't want to, but they are a small studio.
Jazz4108  +   626d ago
Cd prjectred does not want another skyrim disater on there hands so I think its safe to say a ps3 port would of happened by now if the ps3 could of handled it without issues. Im not trying to knock the ps3 but sony screwed up with its split ram. Now a port to the ps4 with the release of part three is certainly possible.
Awesome_Gamer  +   626d ago
I hope so, The Witcher 2 is one of the best games this gen imo, tried it at my friend's, really need to play it but I can't. :(
sdplisken  +   625d ago
oh yes! id kill for witcher 1 & 2 on ps4!
CrzyFooL  +   626d ago
BEARD
Prodigy-X  +   626d ago
Coming out on "all top-of-the-line" consoles.

This pretty much confirms PS4 Feb 20th 2013.
Convas  +   626d ago
How exactly did you come to this conclusion?
SeraphimBlade  +   626d ago
"Well, we're f***ed." - whoever's working on Dragon Age 3 right now.
RememberThe357  +   626d ago
It's funnier because I had forgotten about DA3 all together. And I actually liked those games :/
Belking  +   626d ago
Awesome! W2 was great on xbox360 so this next one will be even better on xbox720....
Loki86  +   626d ago
My God first Cyberpunk and now this, CD Project are going for that top spot and I for one hope they get it. They care about their fans and they give the people what they want. Both DAY 1!
Mariusmssj  +   626d ago
I am going to pre-order the collectors edition the moment it's up for pre-order!!!
WeskerChildReborned  +   626d ago
Awesome, can't wait to see it.
DarkBlood  +   626d ago
havent a chance to play the first one or second one

i'll think about getting the first one on steam and hope for a port of the second for the ps3 "starting to seem unlikely at this point or not" could just get it for my 360 if i want too that badly

and get the third for the ps4
NateCole  +   626d ago
I wish they would focus only on the PC for this game. It's one of the gems on the PC i rather stay on the PC like SC.

However if they don't sacrifice anything because of consoles then i don't really mind.

No question i am getting it for PC though. Love how adult it is.
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Bladesfist  +   626d ago
CD Projekt have done a lot for the PC community with the free DLC, Enhanced edition, free DRM free version. I bought it through GOG.com to give them the highest profit margin and enjoyed the game a lot. I am sure the game will be great on PC.
peowpeow  +   626d ago
120% this.
Norrison  +   625d ago
They should do the PC version first, then release it on consoles, it worked for the witcher 2.
Mariusmssj  +   626d ago
Where do I pre-order???? I want to buy it now!!!!!!!!!
seanpitt23  +   626d ago
Witcher on ps4 yes please next gen is going to be awesome
oIITSBIIo  +   626d ago
The witcher 2 is one of my top games of all time can't wait for the next witcher game .
Psychotica  +   626d ago
I hate when they hype a game only to find it out it's not out for another year..
despair  +   626d ago
I'm gonna start saving for my new PC from now just to run this beast.
Hydralysk  +   625d ago
Have high hopes for this game since CDProjekt RED is such a great developer.
SITH  +   625d ago
I did not like watcher 2.the gameplay felt old and unpolished to me on the Xbox. I hope 3 is better.
noprin  +   625d ago
geralt of rivia is back!!I really cant wait to see how the story ends
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