Yesterday Sony announced their Playstation 4 during a 2-hour long event. Today CDProjekt Red have announced that they’ll be bringing the final entry in their Witcher series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, to Sony’s next-generation console. Considering that CDProjekt Red plan on making The Witcher 3 an open-world game that’s thirty times larger than the Witcher 2, it’s hardly surprising that it will be arriving on next-generation consoles.
“We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4. 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” said Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio.”
“It’s a real pleasure to cooperate with Sony. Combining CD Projekt RED’s unique artistic vision and tech with the capabilities of PlayStation 4 will make The Witcher 3 a truly next-gen RPG. With Sony’s new hardware and our new engine, there are no limits to what we can create in the process of realizing our vision for Geralt’s dark fantasy world,” commented Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt SA.”
With new technology in their hands it will certainly be interesting to see how CD Projekt Red finish off the trilogy.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2014 on Playstation 4 and, “high-end platforms available”