Today CD Projeckt Red released new details on their highly ambitious finale to The Witcher Series; The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
In a statement on the focial site the Polish dev revealed more details on the nin linear nature of the new game’s narrative as well as an estimate on how long the epic new adventure will take to complete;
“The Witcher 3 is full of impactful decisions, and gamers will choose between storylines that exclude one another in a single playthrough, ensuring extensive replay value. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt crowns the trilogy with the main narrative, revolving around Geralt’s search for his loved ones and his conflict with the Wild Hunt. As players travel through the game, they visit lands with their own unique atmosphere, communities and memorable characters. CD Projekt RED didn’t create an open world with a singular theme, but concentrated on delivering diversified and engaging environments, 30 times larger than those in The Witcher 2.” said Adam Badowski, head of CD projekt RED sudio.
This setting changes depending on gamers’ actions not only when completing Geralt’s personal storyline, but also because of his involvement in major local plotlines in each land visited and many other carefully-designed side quests. All threads of this player-crafted tale interact with each other and the world, creating an even more nonlinear experience than ever before. The main narrative accounts for around 50 hours of gameplay in one playthrough, and the additional stories add another 50 hours of role playing, giving around 100 hours of total gaming time.”
Along with the details CD Prjeckt have also sent over a bunch of new screens showcasing one of the new lands that players will be able to explore; the chilly islands of Skellige.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently scheduled for release in 2014 on PC as well as next generations systems including Playstation 4.