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.
Cannot contain myself!
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.
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.
Video inside: http://www.gameinformer.com...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lol 'freesom'. Sounds like a cockney British person saying 'threesome' haha.
no, obsidian is the best RPG studio
Is it weird that I've never played these games yet I feel the same way?
Ney, an epic game is an Epic game right. Witcher 2 in my top 3 this gen/
If you have steam they do sales for this series all the time. You should check them out.
Cant wait! I bought the witcher 2 without knowing what to expect. It turns out to be one of my favorite games.
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.
Finished Witcher 2 on xbox 360 was a great game! Cant wait for this!
Stole pretty fast from Neogaf, didn't you? Haha. Those details sound pretty good though.
Don't you mean NeoGaf stole from GameInformer?
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...
Those details are actually in another article posted on here as well: http://n4g.com/news/1167351...
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."
Coming out on "all top-of-the-line" consoles - I'd say that confirms Wii U is out.
Pretty much :(
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
This is a GAME!
Great Googily Moogily, time to break out the wine and romance cards!
ORB MEAT! http://www.youtube.com/watc... Never gets old.
i know for a fact that i have a friend that just shit himself from this news.
Pics or it didn't happen. ....on second thought.
CDPR can take my money anytime. They're the new Bioware in my eyes.
They are the Best RPG dev!