Polish studio CD Projekt RED has confirmed that their upcoming open-world RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be coming to the PlayStation 4.
Wild Hunt, which is the final episode of the RPG series, will be launched on the PS4 once the game is released in 2014. According to the press release, “with the capabilities of PlayStation 4 and the next-gen ready REDengine 3, The Witcher 3 will be a truly amazing RPG.”
Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio, is excited about the announcement, “we were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4. It was an exciting moment to be invited to be in the company of other legendary developers like Bethesda, EA, LucasArts, Ubisoft or Activision as one of the teams working on titles shipping early in the PlayStation 4’s lifecycle.”
“Of course, we couldn’t reveal any specifics about this to our fans, even though many journalists and forum members asked about when and how The Witcher might show up on Sony’s console. After yesterday’s PlayStation Meeting we can finally promise: The Witcher 3 is coming to the PlayStation 4.”
“The new hardware gives us the opportunity to create something great. We are able to work with the new console from its birth and this allows our in-house REDengine 3 to push the graphical limits of what the PlayStation hardware can display. The console is fresh and has some innovative solutions that we’re looking forward to using in our game.”
“It’s a real pleasure to cooperate with Sony. Combining CD Projekt RED’s unique artistic vision and tech with the capabilities of PlayStation 4 will make The Witcher 3 a truly next-gen RPG. With Sony’s new hardware and our new engine, there are no limits to what we can create in the process of realizing our vision for Geralt’s dark fantasy world,” commented Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt SA.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in 2014 simultaneously on all high-end platforms available. It’s billed to be a standalone story that will introduce newcomers to the world. CD Projekt RED promise a “breathtaking opening, which will give many insights to the lore” and a game design that will “allow smooth introduction to new characters and encourage players to discover the vast, living open world of this installment of Geralt’s tale.”
Check out our previous coverage to find out more about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.