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Witcher 3 conculdes Geralt’s adventures, Witcher 2 on sale

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 19:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the final episode of the RPG series and the last part of the legend of Geralt of Rivia, CDP has said.

“People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is,” said studio head said Adam Badowski.

“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.”

To celebrate the announcement, as well as the hope that Geralt will ride off happy into the sunset,CDP is putting The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition on sale through GoG.com and Steam for 50% off – but only for the next 72 hours.

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition on Xbox 360 has also been given a permanent price drop, and will now run you €29.99/$29.99/₤19.99.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in 2014 simultaneously on all high-end platforms and PC.

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23 Comments

  1. DSB

    I guess that’s the difference between a business that just wants to accrue money and a business that truly wants to achieve something.

    Respect. I hope the series does go out on a high note.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Se_7_eN

    I will always love and miss you Geralt, you slayed many women in my adventures and lived a grand life.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Pytox

    lol 10 on steam btw! :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    Whoops. The respect for CDPR just jumped up even more.

    I always admire developer who can say “enough”.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    It’s definitely something to be admired i guess, but i wonder if the fans agree. And let’s see what happens when they release this, it’s a huge succes and if they still say the same. :)

    A concept doesn;’t have to become tiresome, if done right. Look at Rockstar with GTA. A new GTA each five years or so, and in between you get great stuff like RDR, La Noire and MP3. CD Projekt RED could do that, they more or less ARE, with Cyberpunk.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    @5 Agree
    Obviously they have lot of Ideas and talent, the don’t need to focus on just 1 game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. LuLshuck

    Wish devs can just stfu about it being the end or not, just ruins the ending tbh

    #7 2 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @5: “It’s definitely something to be admired i guess, but i wonder if the fans agree.”

    Fuck ‘em. If they really are fans, they should respect the developers decision.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Edo

    Whaaat!?Not milking the franchise!?UNACCEPTABLE!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. hives

    Sorry, but we will have other games in the same universe. There is an interview with CEO of CD Projekt and he says that it’s the end of Geralt trilogy, but CDP RED is not saying goodbye to this universe.

    You must trust me, I can’t paste the link…

    http://www.bankier.pl/wiadomosc/CD-Projekt-sprzedal-5-mln-egz-Wiedzmina-1-i-2-zapowiada-premiere-Wiedzmina-3-na-14-2753988.html

    Oh wait, I can :P Put that into translator. Or trust me :P

    #10 2 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    How about playing as Iorveth? 8)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Di3goTiroC3rto

    The translation of the interview:

    CD Projekt has sold 5 million copies of the first and second parts of the Witcher – said in an interview with PAP CEO Adam Kicinski. The Company announces that the third part of the series premiere, “The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt” will be held in 2014.
    “In January and February we achieved sales of nearly 5 million copies of the first and second parts of the Witcher” – said Kicinski.

    The President announced that the third part of the game will be released in 2014.

    “The release of The Witcher game + 3 + Wild Hunt will take place in 2014. Game will be released at the same time on the PC, and the new, powerful hardware and the new generation of consoles,” – he said.

    “This is the last part of the trilogy, in which there will be a grand finale of the story. But it is not clear at the end of the franchise. Franchise will continue,” – he added.

    The President announced that The Witcher 3 will combine proven series elements such as non-linear story and a good combat system with a new element, which is an open world (sandbox).

    “In the third part of The Witcher storyline will be as developed and non-linear as in the previous section, while the world is open. Area, after which it will move the player, is 30 times greater than in The Witcher 2″ – he said.

    He added that the production of The Witcher 3 involved more money than the second part of the series, these expenditures are not significantly higher.

    “CAPEX planned for The Witcher 3 is slightly larger than the other part of the game, but not much higher. Input in the new generation does not in fact substantially increase costs. This title has potential profitable but many times larger than anything we’ve done so far.”

    Tuesday’s edition of Game Informer, a monthly publication dedicated to video games, largely devoted to the third part of The Witcher, starts campaign game.

    “Game Informer, which was released on Tuesday, is on the cover of The Witcher 3, czternastostronicową announcement in the middle of our game. Game Informer magazine is devoted to video games, which is a storehouse of reaching the widest audience of men 18-34 years worldwide. Has circulation of more than 8 million copies, the total extent of 34 million people and convert readership purchasing decisions consecutive 91 percent. ” – Said Kicinski.

    “Over the next three weeks Game Informer will have the exclusive right to communication media on the third Witcher expect very much translate it for sale later, a series of The Witcher. Between February and March we will present in other magazines and begin an intensive information campaign. Later the first half of the year will show a lot of new material. promises to be very interesting for our show at E3 June. During the second half of the year we want to conclude agreements with distributors “- he added.

    The campaign is also supported sales of The Witcher 2, which will be the main generator of CD Projekt’s financial results in 2013.

    “The campaign Witcher 3 will be continued until the release. Contained elements will support the sales of the second part of the game. Believe that two of the relatively new title is still great potential for the sale and will be the main generator of CD Projekt’s financial results in 2013,” – said the president. (PAP )

    #12 2 years ago
  13. GwynbleiddiuM

    I’m going to miss it, the Gwynbleidd part of my username will always remain there to show my dedication as a fan to the series and Master Geralt himself as an awesome character.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    Lots of screenshots here:

    http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2013/02/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-screenshots.html

    #14 2 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    Witcher with Beard AND Vikings? Case closed. Best game ever.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. LuLshuck

    Looks exactly the same as witcher 2, what a waste of an engine

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Moonwalker1982

    Yeah and the game’s also finished and coming out tomorrow, right? Please. It’s freaking early, for all we know this could be a late 2014 title.

    And yes, this looks like The Witcher 2 on PC, a maxed out PC. Not console.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. freedoms_stain

    They already said that what they’ve shown is running through The Witcher 2 renderer because the engine isn’t finished yet.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    @18

    They did? That’s good to hear. But where did they say that?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Night Hunter

    “CD Projekt RED has provided the screenshots you see here from its current in-game assets running on its Internal PC development hardware. However, the renderer – the part of the engine that translates the game files into what you ultimately see on screen – is still in development and will boast significant improvements by the time The Witcher 3 ships. “Right now you see the game in the old renderer, but it’s going to be taken to a truly next level,” says gameplay producer Marek ZSiemak. In particular, the developers tell us that skin shaders and the dynamic lighting model will be markedly more advanced in the final version”

    Quoted from GI

    Does that mean there are no DX11 effects present in the screens?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Bomba Luigi

    Well, it is sad to hear that Geralt will not come again after Witcher3. But when thats the Plan, when what they wanna do with the Witcher is done in 3 Games, than it is so.
    But what I think about the end of the Witcher Franchise will depend very much on what the End of Witcher 3 looks like.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Vice

    Oh please, never say never. Business is business, they might reconsider if 3d game will be a huge success.

    Not like I care though, never really liked Witcher games. The only thing it does well is graphics.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. backup

    They will port all 3 to PS4 that’s for sure
    want to play all those to understand witcher universe and Geralt’s story

    #23 2 years ago

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  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]