The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets Official Details, Has a Huge Open World

Learn much more about the upcoming RPG from its developer

By on February 6th, 2013 10:47 GMT

After being confirmed by a magazine yesterday, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has just been officially detailed by developer CD Projekt Red, confirming that it's the last game in the series and that it will feature a huge open world that's 30 times bigger than the one in The Witcher 2.

The Witcher role-playing franchise developed by Polish studio CD Projekt Red have impressed millions of gamers from around the world.

[admark=1]After the very impressive The Witcher 2, the developer revealed yesterday the third installment in the series – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

While only a few details appeared since then, the studio has now posted a lengthy statement on its website concerning the new game, detailing its story, its mechanics, and just what it wants to achieve with this final chapter in the series.

First up, CD Projekt boss Adam Badowski emphasized the main features of the upcoming RPG and revealed that it's going to have a huge open world.

"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."

These big changes required a huge technological effort, according to Badowski, which resulted in the creation of the RedEngine 3.

A big description was also posted, so check it out below.

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the final episode of the award-winning RPG series and the last part of the legend of Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the most robust and breathtaking game ever created by CD Projekt RED. Open world free-roaming exploration is an adventure in itself as the player will gallop through war-ravaged lands, sail misty waters and track down dangerous beasts for money."

"An improved combat system will allow players to feel like a real monster-hunter, a witcher who uses his superior senses and fighting skills to survive in a dark fantasy world--while he embarks on a quest to save his loved ones. The new core mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt immerse the player in the experience completely, with no Quick Time Events, only intuitive RPG gameplay."

What's more, Badowski also revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be the last game in the series, as CD Projekt Red wants to end the franchise on a high note.

Even so, he also noted that the new game would be accessible both to old fans and new players, so they all should look forward to the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2014.

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