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Witcher 3 dev: PS4 & Xbox One are “wonderful pieces of hardware”

Thursday, 13th February 2014 11:14 GMT By Dave Cook

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?

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3 Comments

  1. deathm00n

    Where’s your god now PC master race? :D

    Just joking here, because The Witcher and CD Projekt Red is usually mentioned as the reasons to be a PC gamer. If these guys are telling that they are both amazing pieces of hardware, I believe them.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    @1

    My personal mechanical god-philosophy is that of the “open platform.

    Never been much of either fidelity or the whole master race trope, myself. In fact, I’m glad that you have what you believe you need to enjoy games more. I’ve always been more interested in aesthetics.

    As I’ve said, I have a PC not because of that rot, but because it’s a development platform, it’s a place that’s similar to the home computers of the ’80s and ’90s, where someone can make just about anything they want and share it. There’s no one telling them that they can’t do that because of market demographics and shareholders. The land of the personal computer is a land sans gatekeepers.

    The openness leads to mods, game jams, and all sorts of neat things. That’s where I’m hoping the next generation of consoles will finally go, so that cool things can be made on development platforms (like the PC), which you guys will then be able to play.

    Those will be good times.

    That kind of openness is still mostly exclusive to the PC, but it’s the fault of the gatekeepers that that’s true. I look forward to a time when you can just take a newly developed game, bought from a developer’s site, and play it on your console. Then we’ll all truly be equal.

    And maybe then the rows can end.

    Maybe.

    But eh, human nature.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Takeshi

    @1 They’re the reason why I got a rig so I can play TW2 and TW3. TW2 looks fucking amazing considering it’s only a DX9 game.

    Just as TheWulf, it’s what I can do on a PC I love. Playing with mods, customizing my experience. Graphics only comes later.

    #3 7 months ago

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