The Witcher will return in 2014

CD Projekt RED announced yesterday that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be coming next year. But is it coming to the Mac, as the previous two have been? And when?

I was able to pin down CDPR’s PR representative long enough to receive the news that it “will be brought to all high-end platforms available at the moment of the release”, so that’s good news, although there’s still no comment on whether the same can be said of Cyberpunk 2077.

The game, which will be the final instalment in the series to feature Geralt of Rivia will be “30 times bigger” than The Witcher 2. The game will do away with QTEs and feature “improved combat” and an “open world”, and will run in a new game engine:

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.

There’s a “title reveal” video related to this (below), which probably isn’t worth watching if I’m perfectly honest, and some more information on the official site or at GameInformer (which has an exclusive, non-embeddable trailer and some more information).

UPDATE: The current two Witcher games are on sale to celebrate.


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