The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projket RED has discussed its experience of developing for PS4 and Xbox One hardware in a new interview.
Speaking with gamesTM, Witcher 3 lead gameplay designer Maciej Szcześnik said, “We wanted to put as much force as we could into the punch that, we hope, will change the RPG genre for a long time.
“Both consoles are wonderful pieces of hardware and allow us to go crazy on the visuals and gameplay ideas. This next generation of hardware will mean a next generation of graphics and storytelling in open-world RPGs.”
He added that while story is integral to The Witcher 3, that CD Projekt RED wanted to hone the RPG’s copmbat quotient using the tech at hand. “We want to make an extremely good RPG for next-gen platforms,” he explained. “Our intention is to convince people that it’s a revolutionary game not because it’s the only game available, but because it’s truly good.
“Will it help? It might, but we’re not thinking about it – we’re making the best game we can, not wishing there’s no competition when we launch. That would be stupid, because there’s always another game, be it RPGs, strategy, sports or shooters; it’s not like gamers play one genre only.
“In terms of our audience, I hope it reaches everyone who values a good story in a mature environment. The story is always the most important part of the experience for us, but this time around combat could stand on its own so even action-orientated gamers will like it.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Is your body ready?