The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt has been announced in the latest issue of GameInformer US. The third installment in the beloved mature fantasy franchise will depart from its usual structure however, and boast an open world to rival that of Skyrim.
The world itself will take 30 to 40 minutes to cross on horseback, its been said, and the landmass will be 20% larger than that of Skyrim as well. There are other departures from the previous games’ stylings, including Geralt’s complete lack of cares to give with regards to fighting for a political faction. His new honeybadger-like attitude probably stems from the fact that he has all his memories back now and would rather spend his days killing monsters and solving crimes.
The image of a companion of unknown race, gender and appearance still gives this reporter hope that The Witcher 3 will be a buddy cop RPG. As for platforms, the article doesn’t mention any one specifically but does say it will be released on “all top-of-the-line” consoles, while the cover of GI calls it “must see next-generation RPG”.
It all sounds rather delightful, apart from the fact that Geralt is now sporting a beard, which I can’t say I’m particularly fond of. Oh well, I’ll just mod it out. Here is a video that CD Projekt RED have made available for you! Speculation GO!