Famed monster slayer Geralt of Rivia is returning for one final adventure. CD Projekt RED has not only announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but that it will also be the last in the series. In the release sent out, studio head Adam Badowski stated that Wild Hunt will offer a massive open world that will be 30 times larger than The Witcher 2’s, requiring horses and boats to fully explore, and populated with a wide variety of people that have their own customs and legends. All of this will be experienced as players make their way through a non-linear story and engage in a new combat system free of Quick Time Events.
So why will this be the last release in the series? Badowski gave CD Projekt’s reasons in the release: “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.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled to be released in 2014 “on all high-end platforms.” To celebrate the announcement, GOG.com and Steam are running a 72-hour sale of 50% off The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. Console gamers can now grab the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for a new, lower price of $29.99.
For more information on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, check our review of the PC version.
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