The folks at CD Projekt RED have released some new screenshots of the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which will be available in 2014 on (what we are now calling) all high-end platforms. The shots below show off the islands of Skellige, one of the many lands players will traverse in the vastly open world this is 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 studio.
The actions taken in those lands will greater affect the players experience not only in that particular area but elsewhere in the game. When you’re not completing the main character’s, Geralt, storyline, his involvement in major local plotlines in each land visited and many other carefully-designed side quests drive the entire experience and further ups the replay value. CD Projekt RED have tasked themselves with created an open world, story driven, nonlinear experience unlike anything we’ve seen before.
“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,” says Badowski.
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.
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