The Witcher III open world is more like DA Inquisition than Skyrim

In a recent interview CD Projekt RED says that The Witcher III: Wild Hunt will have an open world structure more similar to Dragon Age Inquisition than Skyrim. So big areas and not a streamed world.

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Bigpappy3215d ago

Kind of what I suspected. Skyrim's world is built based on the same code they developed since Morrowind. It took them over a decade to build a world that has living breathing worlds,with wild life and such, where every home cave and person can be interacted with. Even fallout used that old code.

Qrphe3214d ago

>It took them over a decade

It took them 6 years which is the span between Daggerfall and Morrowind. Oblivion and Skyrim have been a step forward and one or two steps back ever since.

CyrusLemont3214d ago

It's actually inbetween DAI and Skyrim by what the developer states in this interview: http://www.gamespot.com/vid...

TL;DR: Different areas like Dragon Age, all seamlessly connected and explorable (Like Skyrim) through clever in game loading e.g. Riding a boat along the sea, or waiting for a giant gate to open into an enormous kingdom full of NPCs etc.

Ultra TL;DR: It loads the map while you traverse through obstacles.

DragonKnight3214d ago

+Bubble for Ultra TL;DR. That's the first time I've ever seen anyone do anything like that.

ifistbrowni3214d ago


Especially since the first TL;DR summary was short to begin with.

ArchangelMike3214d ago

I had no problems at all with the way DA:I did it's 'open world' (apart from the 101 fetch quests), the areas were still truly massive. I absolutely loved the locations in The Witcher 2, and that wasn't even open world - it didn't need to be anyway. It worked extremely well for the story it was trying to tell. I'm sure however CDPR has decided to do 'open-world' will still work really well.

Cy3214d ago

Good. Narrative based games need some kind of structure. Story always suffers from a true open world unless it's a GTA style game.

WESKER20153214d ago

thats good, skyrim just felt too big, i was just staring at snow all day last time i played it

born_naughty3214d ago

Finally someone who's not afraid to say what I think ;-)

WESKER20153213d ago

i have no allegiances on N4G ;)

smolinsk3214d ago (Edited 3214d ago )

Sad to hear that, skyrim was the best, even if the world could have been bigger, no other games have a more living world then skyrim and fallout 3, nothing even come close if you ask me. Just Hate those cheating semi open world games like mordor, Dragon age and so on. Be fully open or stay arcade.

aliengmr3214d ago

Yea but Skyrim + DLC would then be demoted to not open. Same with Fallout.

In fact the major towns in Skyrim were all gated off from the world.

That's the problem with defining "open" as entirely gateway free.

So basically there's nothing to be sad about, Skyrim and Fallout did exactly the same thing.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Getting $500 Limited Edition 1/1 Scale Eredin Helmet

Today CD Projekt RED and Purearts revealed a new collectible dedicated to the super-popular RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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Nacho_Z6d ago

It's a cool design and added to the intimidation factor of the character. I think I'll just look at it for free though.

jznrpg6d ago

Neat but I’d rather buy games than collectibles.

anast6d ago

Why is it $500? What's it made of?

Abriael6d ago

Oh my, I believe that's literally mentioned in the article. 😶

anast5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

I missed it, that's why asked, but I got it in spite of your comment...It's plastic

mastershredder5d ago

$500 and made of plastic (polyresin is plastic with additives i.e cheap shi7). Sounds like a great bad investment.


Celebrating 10 Years of PS4 with Our Favourite Games

Push Square's editorial team delve into their favourite PS4 games.

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Crows9013d ago (Edited 13d ago )

The best games of their generation too. Its incredible how great most if not all of playstations games are. Whether you like the stories or not you cant deny the quality of each title.

Hated tlou part 2. But im going to buy it when it is cheap enough because i want to play the remastered content for $10 extra dollars. Theyre adding a roguelike mode...thats going to be fun!