The just announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the last title to use the name and Geralt of Rivia as the main character, according to the main developer working on the game.
Adam Badowski, the leader of the CD Projekt RED studio, is quoted by VG247 as saying that, “People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is.”
The developer believes that the team actually owes its fan a conclusion to the story of Geralt, one which honors the character and the style of the series.
He adds, “Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined. This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we’re hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it’s time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create.”
The Witcher 3 will be created using the new technology of the REDengine 3, designed to bridge the gap between narrative driven role playing and open world action.
CD Projekt RED has not offered any clear information on the story of the upcoming game but more details will be delivered in the coming month.
Geralt of Rivia, the Witcher featured in the title of the series, is an extraordinary character, capable of superhuman feats but emotionally crippled by his own past.
His power in the game world has increased over the course of the first two titles in the franchise and the development team suggests that he will face an even bigger threat in The Witcher 3.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to launch during 2014 on the PC and on home consoles, presumably the next generation from both Sony and Microsoft.