Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

(Xbox One Review) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

“… one hell of an adventure.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Gameplay footage up from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox One

CD Projekt has released gameplay footage from the Xbox One version of The Witcher 3. The video also features dynamic scaling from 900p to 1080p, one of the features the team is still working on. An accompanying note from the development team notes their ongoing work as the launch date nears: “We’re not much more than a week before launch, but we’re still fighting for every line of code—we want gamers to get the best possible experience we can deliver.”

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets gory with Rage & Steel trailer

A new video for The Witcher 3 has been released from CD Projekt HQ. Unlike the previous trailer, Rage & Steel doesn’t feature any members of the development team guiding the viewer through the footage; instead, it’s just Geralt facing off against hordes of enemies, man and beast alike. It’s nearly two and a half minutes of explosions, magic, slicing, punching, gutting, and dismembering. It definitely earned its age-gate.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer highlights the world’s monsters

A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt showcases some of the monsters that famed hunter Geralt of Rivia will come up against. Several members of the development team walk through a few of the different weapon and monster types, as well as how the AI reacts to various factors during combat, including the environment and weather.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt goes goooooooold for console, PC

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Opening Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 2

Geralt’s return is nearing with news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold. The upcoming role-playing game will differ from its predecessors in that it will take place in an open world, rather than connected hub areas. All of that space is being put to use, as CD Projekt estimates that Wild Hunt contains over 200 hours of gameplay. His latest adventure will see Geralt tracking down the Child of Prophecy. And if that wasn’t enough, two downloadable expansions were also recently announced, with one estimated to be over 10 hours long and the other over 20.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer gives world, gameplay overview

CD Projekt has uploaded almost five minutes of gameplay footage from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The snippet is from the campaign’s main quest, which sees Geralt of Rivia on a mission to track down the powerful Child of Prophecy throughout the Northern Realms. The trailer gives a broad, narrated overview of the game’s mechanics, including side activities (horse racing, gambling), the ability to join cults, dialog options that alter your stance in the world, the gradual repopulation of lands cleared of monsters, and combat.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get two add-ons, to be 10-20+ hours each

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 7

Despite being an estimated 200-plus hours, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting even bigger with the announcement of two downloadable expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski emphasized the size of the additions by referencing the pre-DLC era, when expansions were physical releases, packed to the brim: “We remember the time when add-on disks truly expanded games by delivering meaningful content. As gamers, we’d like to bring that back.” To that end, the studio aims that each “offer more hours of gameplay than quite a few standalone games out there,” with Hearts of Stone estimated at over 10 hours long and Blood and Wine over 20 hours long.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now up for pre-order on PSN

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 9

CD Projekt has announced that they’ve added The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt onto PSN for pre-order. Geralt of Rivia will be setting out on his next journey early next year when Wild Hunt launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For those who missed the recent reveal, players will be able access 16 free DLC packs regardless of whether or not they pre-order.

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PlayStation 4 News

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to get 16 pieces of free DLC for all

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Free DLC Announcement - Art 1

CD Projekt Red has announced that everyone who buys The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive 16 pieces of free downloadable content. Every version—PC, PS4, and Xbox One—download or physical is eligible for the free packs, the first of which, the Temerian Armor Set and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, will go live on February 25. The second set of packs will follow a week later, adding new quests and costumes. The remaining packs will launch weekly in two-pack bundles. All downloads will be free, regardless of whether the game is purchased after launch or pre-ordered.

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CD Projekt Red releases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt intro cinematic

The opening cinematic to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released by developer CD Projekt Red. Titled The Trail, the video is over three minutes of decapitation, impalement, magic, and hunting. And it looks fantastic. Amidst flashback sequences, Geralt and Vesemir track down the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg.

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