Developer CD Projekt RED has now officially announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt following word spilling from Game Informer's print magazine feature yesterday, with the Polish studio revealing that the upcoming Open-world RPG will also be their final instalment in the dark fantasy franchise.
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.
Badowski continued, "People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is. Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. 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."
For all of those who have never experienced the adventures of Geralt before, this will be their last chance. The game will be accessible all players--those who are fans of the series and those who just love RPGs--thanks to availability on all major high-end platforms and an introduction designed to smoothly introduce all those who visit the world of the Witcher for the first time."
Unfortunately there's no new screenshots or gameplay footage to accompany the official announcement, and not much other information that didn't already flow out of GI's 14-page cover story, but if you want to see some fancy font-work, you can check out the rather unexciting "Title Reveal" video below.
In celebration of the reveal, both The Witcher, and The Witcher 2 are now on sale for 50% off at GOG.com
(DRM-free) and Steam
for the next 72 hours.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due in 2014 on PC, and "high-end platforms" (read: next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles).