CD Projekt Red released a whole slew of new, hi-res images from the upcoming next-gen title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The Polish developer also revealed some more details about the game, which is set for release in 2014. Apparently the title’s open world will be 30 times bigger than the world you could explore in The Witcher 2, and that the players’ decisions throughout the game will really, truly affect the way the game unfolds.
Best of all: there’s going to be a tutorial! There were lots of complaints about the last games in the franchise being way too hard on new players, resulting in a lot of frustration and controller throwing. With the tutorial system, hopefully that kind of misery will be put to rest.
CDPR’s fact sheet also claims that players will experience wholly different ecosystems and cultures as they move through different regions in the game, resulting in totally unique experiences in each area. Overall The Witcher 3 sounds incredibly ambitious in terms of creating a world on a grand scale. Will it stand toe-to-toe with the reigning champion in this department, Skyrim? Possibly. Are you excited about The Witcher 3? For my money, I’m more interested in the new Cyberpunk game they’ve got brewing—but that’s me.