The Witcher 3 Will Have Intrigue Around Almost Every Corner
Typically, the stories in any huge open-world game aren't exactly memorable.
But The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED swears that we'll find "stories around every corner" and additionally, it'll be 20% bigger than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. During an OPM preview, gameplay designer Maciej Szczesnik spoke about the game's incredible depth and sense of immersion:
"We fill each region with stories that are just around every corner. Itís something very characteristic to Slavic mythology that partially inspires the game. In Slavic mythos, you donít need to venture to far away lands to experience adventures Ė something really amazing can live in a nearby forest or hide deep in the cave you pass by when you travel. We populate the world with adventure and this glues everything together."
This hugely ambitious project is scheduled to launch later this year, but we don't have an exact date yet. Given the sheer size and scope of the project, we wouldn't be surprised if the team needed more time. What they're planning to present is downright mind-boggling, and I'm all the more interested in the mythology and narrative, both of which could be very, very interesting. At this point, it's no surprise to me that CD Projekt RED needed the power of the next-gen systems, 'cuz this game is massive.
Exploration coupled with lots really intriguing plots, storylines and character development. Sounds good to me.
Related Game(s): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
1/18/2014 2:41:13 PM Ben Dutka