The Witcher 3 to be the last game in the series, accessible for new players

CD Projekt Red has officially announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and we also have a trailer for the game.

They say that it will be the last game in the series and they want to make the most of it by making one of the most ambitious games ever created by the studio.

The open world is the key here and it’s a world which is thrilling to explore, full of daring adventures, momentous quests, memorable characters, and unique monsters.

“Players will freely travel through woods, lakes, mountains, cities, and villages. Each region is inhabited by distinct populations with their own customs, legends and problems. The world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 30 times bigger than The Witcher 2,” said Adam Badowski, head of the studio.

The combat system is improved and will make the players feel like a real monster-hunter. There will be no QTEs and only intuitive RPG gameplay.geralt witcher 3

“Imagine playing a dark fantasy game with the same great nonlinear story as in the previous Witcher titles, but now told in a world you can explore freely with no artificial boundaries. The war-ravaged world is so huge that to reach further places you will need to ride a horse or sail a boat to get there.

“A world where your choices have truly epic consequences. From the development side, this goal is extremely demanding. Our team had to make significant design changes and our tech had to be rebuilt. But we believe that this will lead to a completely new level of nonlinearity and a whole new, richer gaming experience. As a gamer, I would love to play this kind of RPG and I think this is what many players are waiting for. This is our dream come true at CD Projekt RED, and we hope it will be the same for you!” Badowski added.

badowski mentioned in the press release that he wants to 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,” he said.

“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.”

The game will be released in 2014 on all high-end platforms, which means PC, PS4 and Xbox 720. The game runs on REDengine 3 and we have a lot of details on that here.

Earlier we covered some initial details, where it was revealed that the game world is about 20% bigger than Skyrim.