The Witcher 3 may have a permadeath “Insanity” mode

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:03 GMT

Although not yet confirmed, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt RED is working on a difficulty mode dubbed “Insanity” that will delete your save if you die.


During Monday’s Twitch stream, the developer took a few questions from the chat and we’ve got a bunch of answers. There are many interesting little bits of info that were revealed, so keep reading.

CD Projekt RED is toying with the idea of an “Insanity” mode where your save would be deleted if you die, although the developer has not committed to all the details just yet.

In regards to the often discussed choices that we made in The Witcher 2 and how they’ll impact the state of the world in 3, the developers said that at the start of the game, you’ll come across a character that will recite your past adventures, and in doing so, you’ll get to correct or agree with what they’re saying.

The alchemy system has been overhauled, you will need to craft a potion only once to use it forever. Meditating or drinking alcohol will replenish it. To balance it out, CD Projekt RED will make it harder to find ingredients.

One of the more amusing details is the fact that you can meditate anywhere you can build a fire, but not by the fire in a stranger’s house for instance.

Thanks, Game Informer.

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