The Witcher 3 is exciting. It features some of the deepest story-telling that you can get in gaming. For some, it's too complex; for others, it's a dream come true. Whatever your stance, there are some very cool things that are nuanced and considered. I like games made by smart people and CD Projekt Red are obviously a highly intelligent bunch.
It's still a month until we can explore the wild world of The Witcher. But CD Projekt RED is ready. In fact, they're done. The game has gone gold and download sizes have been revealed. But does going gold still mean anything?
The Witcher 3 is looking cool. Last week we got a new trailer, but we also got this gameplay walkthrough that showed some rather gory finishers. Of course, the internet had to rise up to say how inaccurate those decapitations were.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn't just about Geralt going from place to place and hooking up with women as he pursues the story. The war hasn't just ravaged the countryside, it has helped monster numbers soar. It's a Witcher's job to kill monsters, so there's a lot of work to do. Plus it looks incredible. Follow me to see more.
The Witcher 3 is a big game. It will offer over 200 hours of gameplay to completionists while those who just pursue the story can probably knock off 50 hours from that time. But any game can pad out the experience and have you retrace your steps a million times. Not so with The Witcher 3.
The Witcher 3 has entered into an agreement with IGN to show off all their new stuff first, much like Bloodborne did last month. While it makes me sad that they get things before us, at least it gives me time to dissect it for you.
Remember yesterday how I told you about Damien Monnier's nude Milan twitter Q&A? It was because there was a press event in Milan for The Witcher 3. We weren't invited, sadly, but Xbox UK went and asked some community questions to the Community Coordinator, Marcin Momot. He isn't naked, but he does give some interesting answers.
Most journalists and gamers love indies for their open responses to questions - hit them up on twitter and they will actually respond. Most AAA titles are far too big and part of the PR machine to do the same, but not The Witcher. Senior Game Designer at CD Projekt Red, Damien Monnier, was bored and naked in his Milan hotel room and decided to answer your most burning questions.
For the tens of people with 4K capabilities, I guess Alessandro's article from last week was interesting. But today I'm faced with an even bigger challenge, writing enough words for Geoff not to beat me, all about one imagine that CD Projekt Red has decided to release in the wild. Challenge accepted!
I knew that I'd fill my hard drive on the new generation consoles; I just didn't expect them to fill up this quickly. 500GB sounds like a lot, but when games are easily 20-30GB, that space fills up much faster. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is promising a massive world and over 100 hours of gameplay. So, I guess the install size on consoles shouldn't surprise us too much.
CD Projekt Red are the darling developers for gamers. They make deep, immersive games and make the anti-DRM crowd satisfied with their policies regarding IP and ownership. Plus they are involved with GoG.com and make us happy in so many other ways. Of course, they promised to also make all the sci-fi fans giddy with Cyberpunk 2077, but you won't be hearing about that for a while.
There were a bunch of excellent games released this year - we are celebrating them with all our awards today. However, many of us are looking back on 2014 and wondering what happened. It was supposed to be an amazing year for gaming, but so much went so wrong.
When CD Projekt Red revealed that the new Witcher game would allow players to take on the role of another character, it caused almost as much speculation as their new trailer. Now they've confirmed that character's identity, and added some hints about gameplay.
Gaming studios are such teases. They tell us about a game but we can't play it. Maybe they show us a screenshot, then a teaser trailer, and eventually a full length trailer. It's all just a bid to get us excited, I know, but when it's for a game like The Witcher 3, our excitement levels are already too high. And now they do this...
The Witcher 3 just can't come soon enough. Then again, I'm hoping to finish reading all the books before the game launches, so this extra reading time is sort of helpful for me. The books are helping me understand more about the lore of the game, and makes me even more wary of The Wild Hunt.