We took The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine for a hands-on spin recently, where we got roughly three hours with the game. We were also able to chat with senior animator for CD Projekt RED, Jamie Berry, who gave us some answers on whether or not this really is the last entry in The Witcher 3 and also commented on that rumour about Cyri making her way into Cyberpunk.
Here's a snippet from our hands-on preview and interview:
There are some key differentials beyond combat and Witcher contracts in Blood and Wine, and all for the better based on my short three-hours with the game’s intro. Like Hearts of Stone, you activate the new content via a notification board in the vanilla game, however, here you’ll load an entirely new playspace once you choose to travel to Toussaint. Obviously you can travel back to the base game at any point you like, but with the new NG+ 100 level cap, along with -- *deep breath* -- more than 90 new quests, more than 40 points of interest, over 30 new weapons, more than 20 new monsters and 100 individual pieces of armour which includes brand new Witcher sets, why would you. So -- *exhale* -- you’re going to be busy in Toussaint. Oh, wait, there’s also a new research quest system tied to the new Witcher armour and you’re also going to be able to dye each individual piece of armour through another new customisation option.Click here for our full hands-on preview and interview for The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine