Due for release in 2014 on PC and “all high-end platforms available,” CD Projekt RED has formally unveiled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, following on from the studio’s Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on PC and Xbox 360 in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Billed as a ‘next generation’ RPG, and according to Game Informer, The Witcher 3 will take us from “stormy islands to war-torn forests and a sprawling dark fantasy metropolis,” and the development team has taken care to ensure that the experience of adventuring through these varied lands isn’t disturbed by the appearance of a loading screen.
The Witcher 3 is based on the recently-revealed REDengine 3 (also powering the studio’s Cyberpunk 2077), with promises of a setting even larger than that of The Elder Scolls V: Skyrim, representing an open world roughly 30 times the size of The Witcher 2.
Franchise staples including deep stories and characters, non-linear plots and mettle-testing decisions will all still be included in The Witcher 3, while a new feature, monster hunting, will require players to investigate creature movements and clues.
We’ll definitely be hearing a lot more about The Witcher 3 in the coming weeks and months, but for now you can watch a brief interview video speaking with members of CD Projekt RED about the studio’s new game:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer – Game Informer Interview