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The Witcher 3 Coming to PS4

Come one, come all to the ONE HUNDREDTH article on Gamer Codex.  In celebration of this milestone, and of our recently-passed first anniversary, I thought we’d do something special.  For the week of March 4th to 8th, I, the Codex Admin, shall post one review per day – that’s five full-fledged reviews in a week, people.  Anyway, on with the article…

I’m sure The Witcher 2 made a great impression on many people for its mature themes, complex role-playing elements and high production values, but I’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy it.  As such, the news that CD Projekt RED is aiming for a PS4 release of the next instalment in the series is intriguing to me, if only because it gives me an excuse to care this time around.

It was reported this past Thursday that the Polish developer announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would come to Sony’s new system along with all “high-end platforms available”.  CD Projekt has also said that Wild Hunt will be a launch title, arriving on the PS4 to test out the system’s capabilities with its brand-new REDengine 3.

Said Adam Badowski, head of CD Project RED, “We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4. It was an exciting moment to be invited to be in the company of other legendary developers like Bethesda, EA, LucasArts, Ubisoft or Activision as one of the teams working on titles shipping early in the PlayStation 4’s lifecycle.”

There were others who noted CD Projekt’s increased involvement with the upcoming release of the PS4, such as Sony themselves.  CD Projekt SA’s CEO, Adam Kicinski, went on record saying that it was “a real pleasure to cooperate with Sony. Combining CD Projekt RED’s unique artistic vision and tech with the capabilities of PlayStation 4 will make The Witcher 3 a truly next-gen RPG.”

Details like an improved combat system, an open world and a “breathtaking opening” have been released, but expect more information to come to light as The Witcher 3 approaches its 2014 release.


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