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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- developer interview

Vic B'Stard writes: I was half asleep as I was ushered into my last presentation of E3 2014. It had been one hell of a show and I was heading back home via an eleven-hour flight later that day.

The presentation was for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and as the game demo started I suddenly snapped to attention.

With its jaw-dropping visuals The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was easily one of the stand out titles of the show. The game’s developer CD Projekt RED, has built upon the sublime experience of The Witcher 2 to offer players the opportunity to freely explore Geralt of Rivia’s world for the first time.

After the show I put some questions to The Witcher 3’s senior art producer, Michal Krzeminski."

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joab7771051d ago (Edited 1051d ago )

I'd pay $100 to have it tonight.

My only worry is open world combat. It's an rpg. Skyrim was abysmal in this area. It was absurdly easy, you could level every Stat and hold every position.

It's nice to have an open world and be able to go anywhere, but I like my rpgs like Ni No Kuni for example. Huge world you can explore, but areas are locked off until you are strong enough. I don't need an open world that I can explore every little area from go. Just so long as once the large areas are open, there is much to explore and eventually it's all open.

Either that or this!!! I love this idea but have never seen it. There's an open world and you can go anywhere any time you want. But there are triggers that at a certain point, new enemies appear in certain areas. There are still low level zones, but as you level, new enemies or quests or hunts appear in areas that once had different enemies or quests.

This is the evolution of open world, a dynamic open world that changes based on choices and leveling.

That and combat. It needs to be punishing.

VicBStard1051d ago

I have more to say about The Witcher 3, but I'm embargoed until next week.

Bigpappy1051d ago

You don't need to lock off parts of the world to have areas restricted until you are a higher level. Have you aver played Morrowind? That was the perfect open world game, yet it was made many years ago. You just ran from certain enemies and avoid certain areas, until you upped your skills, go the right weapons and armor. That is how opened word RPG's should be designed. Unfortunately, Bethesda moved away from that because some casuals were trying to play the game and kept dying because there was no easy mode. You simply could not pick fights until you had skills to take on dangerous and higher level AI. So you joined a guild and honed your skills before heading out there on your own.

brotherlymoses1051d ago

I've been playing the Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 since it was free with GWG, and I absolutely love it! Can't wait for the witcher 3!!!

NotALegend1051d ago

I literally bought a 360 last week JUST for the witcher 2. Bought a new copy and everything. 2 days later it was offered for free... Fml

VicBStard1051d ago

Worth every penny, though!

slapsta721051d ago

From last year's E3? Seriously?

linkenski1051d ago

"things are not as they seem! "

Huh. I wonder if that's a stab at the downgradeaton controversy.