Today’s announcement marks a special moment for CD Projekt RED as the company unveils its plans to release the genre-defining threequel of the critically acclaimed franchise - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Bolstering the initial Xbox One games line up, CD Projekt RED believes that it can help set the course for next-generation RPGs on the next generation games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
“We’re really thrilled to be able to participate in this industry-defining moment and be among such critically acclaimed developers” - said Adam Badowski, CD Projekt RED Studio Head.
“There’s a lot of magic between the third Witcher and Xbox One - we felt it since receiving development kits some time ago. A lot of effort on our side was made to usher the potential of the next generation with a new kind of RPG experience - for the first time we could open the world to the extent we wanted and tell the story with the flair it deserves. I’m confident that we’ll deliver something groundbreaking and I hope, based on what we’ve released today, you’re seeing this as well.”, Badowski added.
“Microsoft delivered some pretty amazing technology and we’re extremely excited that we’ll be able to show the full potential of REDengine 3. No boundaries, no technological limitations - the hardware’s pure power and our creative vision will produce some outstanding visuals and unparalleled gameplay.” Said John Mamais, Head of Production at CD Projekt RED.
The Studio has also released an exclusive gameplay montage showing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the first time ever - experience the tantalizing combination of sound and video here:
Watch The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gameplay Video Debut on YouTube.
To provide even more background and insight into the development process, CD Projekt RED has also released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt The Beginning, an epic video filmed in Scotland in which the team shares many details about the game and the creative process.
During its presence at E3, CD Projekt RED will present exclusive video materials and behind-closed-doors live gameplay for press and partners. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in 2014 and will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.
About The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a unique combination of a non-linear story and an open world – a fantasy RPG focused on player choice, tactical combat and a rich, living environment. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the crowning achievement for the critically acclaimed game developer, CD Projekt RED, and the final episode of one of the best RPG trilogies. With a re-envisioned approach to the narrative, the game will be accessible to both newcomers and old time fans.
About CD Projekt RED
Development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 5 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD Projekt RED has released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 both on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Mac. The studio is now working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the grand finale of the Geralt of Rivia saga. The game will be released in 2014 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk® futuristic RPG system, in which the upcoming game is set. CD Projekt RED developers’ mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the prime destination for the retro gaming enthusiast, CD Projekt RED is owned by the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD Projekt Group.