CD Projekt RED gave us all something to go nuts over last night when they officiall unveiled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Sure, we saw it coming, but to know for certain this game was on its way? That's hyperventilation worthy, right there.
The big reveal covered a few details concerning Witcher 3, like its tiered narrative and Geralt's sexy beard. All that aside, however, CD Projekt announced this morning that Wild Hunt would be the final Witcher game -- ever. Yeah, I'm pretty sad about it, too, but CD Projekt general manager Adam Badowski makes a fair argument. The studio is happy with how the series has progressed, and they just want to end it on a "high note," as opposed to driving the franchise into the ground in favor of shameless milking.
"People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is. Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined. This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we're hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it's time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create."
If you've missed out on the Witcher hype thus far, Badowski also notes that the third game should be accessible to newcomers as well as long-time fans. Makes sense, given that was also the case with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
"For all of those who have never experienced the adventures of Geralt before, this will be their last chance. The game will be accessible all players--those who are fans of the series and those who just love RPGs--thanks to availability on all major high-end platforms and an introduction designed to smoothly introduce all those who visit the world of the Witcher for the first time."
Yep, this is the last time. Ever. Unless you just go back and replay the whole trilogy or something. Either way, expect The Witcher 3 to arrive next year, as in 2014. Here's a little teaser, in the meantime.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt teaser - YouTube