The Witcher 3's Main Story Lasts 50 Hours, Side Quests Clock In at Another 50

Prepare to spend a lot of time with the upcoming role-playing game

After hearing a few details about the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt thanks to several previews, CD Projekt Red has now posted an official statement, clarifying that the main story of the game lasts 50 hours and that the amount of side quests will also take about 50 hours to complete.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in 2014 and its developer, CD Projekt Red, has kept on releasing new details about it ever since its confirmation last month.

After hearing that the game will also appear on the PlayStation 4, besides the PC and other high-end platforms that will be available in 2014, the first details about the game's campaign have been revealed.

Just like previous titles, The Witcher 3 will focus on player choice, as his decisions and actions will have a lasting impact on the game's world.

"The Witcher 3 is full of impactful decisions, and gamers will choose between storylines that exclude one another in a single playthrough, ensuring extensive replay value. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt crowns the trilogy with the main narrative, revolving around Geralt’s search for his loved ones and his conflict with the Wild Hunt," CD Projekt Red head Adam Badowski said in a statement.

Decisions consist not only of choices during main quests but also of factions players choose to support in various cities and other smaller missions.

"This setting changes depending on gamers’ actions not only when completing Geralt’s personal storyline, but also because of his involvement in major local plotlines in each land visited and many other carefully-designed side quests," the studio added.

"All threads of this player-crafted tale interact with each other and the world, creating an even more nonlinear experience than ever before. The main narrative accounts for around 50 hours of gameplay in one playthrough, and the additional stories add another 50 hours of role playing, giving around 100 hours of total gaming time."

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is expected to appear in 2014 and you can bet that more details will be shared by CD Projekt Red until then.

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