CD Projekt RED has revealed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt via Game Informer. The new game will be GI’s March cover game.
You return as Geralt, his memory now restored, who is done fighting for others. There will be no chapters or acts or any kind of artificial breaks in the game to slow him down as he moves though the game. This new open world is enabled by a new streaming technology enabled by the new CDRED Engine 3. This means that loading screens are a non-event.
The game world will be 40 times larger than the previous game, and 20% bigger that the world of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The game’s narrative is said to offer three forms:
● Lowest Level: Free-form activities such as crafting, monster slaying (which seems to be more extensive in the third iteration), and going on quests. (There are over 100 hours of hand-scripted quests. These include helping villages and engineering the succession of the Skellige kings. Though, I think the latter would apply to the Next Level.)
● Next Level: The political situation of the Nilfgaardian invasion is resolved through a core plot line for each area, including Skellige, Novigrad, and No Man’s Land.
● Final Level: Geralt’s main storyline, his search for his loved ones, and the chase of the Wild Hunt.
His new missions include everything from solving mysteries to slaying monsters. The game will act as the conclusion to the main trilogy and will be available on PC and “all high-end platforms available” which would suggest it will be a next-gen release.
More details as we get them.
Thanks to Gematsu.