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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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    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]