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The Witcher 3 Confirmed for the PlayStation 4
Developer CD Projekt Red confirmed today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be coming to the PlayStation 4 next year.
Along with the PlayStation 4, The Witcher 3 will release simultaneously on other consoles, including the eventual next-generation Xbox.
Studio head Adam Badowski says the studio was “thrilled when asked” to be one of the developers with early access to the PlayStation 4. He also had this to say of the game and its development:
“It was an exciting moment to be invited to be in the company of other legendary developers like Bethesda, EA, LucasArts, Ubisoft or Activision as one of the teams working on titles shipping early in the PlayStation 4’s lifecycle.
“Of course, we couldn’t reveal any specifics about this to our fans, even though many journalists and forum members asked about when and how The Witcher might show up on Sony’s console. After yesterday’s PlayStation Meeting we can finally promise: The Witcher 3 is coming to the PlayStation 4.
“The new hardware gives us the opportunity to create something great. We are able to work with the new console from its birth and this allows our in-house REDengine 3 to push the graphical limits of what the PlayStation hardware can display. The console is fresh and has some innovative solutions that we’re looking forward to using in our game.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sees the return of the series’ hero Geralt in an all-new standalone experience that promises both a non-linear story and a massive world in size and scope. The company aims to make The Witcher 3 an new experience with all the conventions RPG fans have come to love, and also promises this: “Open-world exploration is an adventure in itself as the player will gallop through war-ravaged lands, sail misty waters, and track down dangerous beasts for money. An improved combat system will allow players to feel like a real monster hunter, a witcher, who uses his superior senses and fighting skills to survive in a dark fantasy world while he embarks on a quest to save his loved ones.”
While no release date has been confirmed for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, fans can look forward to the game’s release in 2014. Keep it locked here for more news about The Witcher and the PlayStation 4.