Witcher 3 confirmed as PlayStation 4 title
CD Projekt RED, the developers of the Witcher series of games, announced earlier this month that The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt would be released in 2014 for “all high-end platforms”. However, after yesterday’s announcement by Sony confirming the PlayStation 4, CD Projekt RED have confirmed that one of those platforms will indeed be Sony’s new system.
It is perhaps a touch ironic that the new system will be greeted by the end of a series – The Witcher 3 has been announced as the final title in the series by the studio. However, the game world is intended to be more open and ambitious than the previous titles, promised as being non-linear and covering 30 times the area of the Witcher 2.
In a press release, the head of CD Projekt RED Adam Badowski is quoted as saying “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 title is obviously hoping to use the power of the new system – in the initial announcement Badowski said “People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is. Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined.”