24 May

According to a report by Eurogamer and its Czech affiliate, CD Projekt RED has sent out invitations for an event to be held at E3 that will show a new title by the developer that recently released The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Though no official statement has been made, Senior Producer Tomasz Gop hinted that the announcement would be especially interesting for console-owners. More information is included after the jump.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Gop stated that he obviously “can’t say anything […] for gazillions of reasons but it is a Witcher game, and I can say that console gamers might be interested in it. […] I’m not going to lie to you, we haven’t started work on The Witcher 3, but it’s possible we might do it in the future.”

Though The Witcher and its recent sequel have been rumored to be slated for a console release on multiple occassions, no official word has ever been given by the developer itself.

The event at E3 will be invitation-only, and include a 30-45 minute live demonstration.

7 thoughts on “CD Projekt Teases Console Version of The Witcher for E3”

  1. Well it is interesting. I will see what comes of it, but I hope it is just a port of the original, and not an exclusive game. CD-Projekt RED should make the PC their main platform for The Witcher, and then focus on console ports. This makes all games equal and will make games better in the long run.

    Oh, and if that is true, I can’t wait to hear the controversies that will come out of the game from FOX News, cause of some sex and nipples. The label says it contains that stuff.

    1. Eastern Europe RPG meant for adults. This isn’t Call of Duty or GTA, in that you can’t get Fox News raging to boost your sales.

      Tons of games have t1ts in ’em. Fox News just goes after the ones that have revenues in the billions.

      Also, playing TW2 clearly shows CPR is doing something akin to designing for consoles, then carefully porting to PC. That kinda sucks, but it’s the way videogames are today. There’s always Avadon: The Black Fortress and the such, but it’s hard after the prettyness of TW2.

      1. TW2 did have some of those console elements (being able to pick the signs with a wheel), but there are a lot of keyboard shortcuts that a console game wouldn’t be able to do.

        Also, the consoles wouldn’t be able to run TW2 at nearly the level a PC can because of the limited graphical power the systems have. I mean, you have to SLI or Crossfire to get uber samplings with a solid high framerate.

        As for the controversy part; Fox News doesn’t matter who developed it, just that a child could be able to play the game (granted someone older has to buy the game first, then the kid would have to get a hold of the game). I think that there could be some rumblings, but as educated gamers, we know what is appropriate or not. I would actually be amused to see it happen, just to see CPR show that the people at Fox don’t know what they are talking about.

    1. Here’s mine:

      a) The expansions for TW2 they mentioned are something like NWN2’s expansions (same engine, new campaign, lower price) or like AC: Brotherhood was to AC2 (same engine, “brand new game” feature-focused mentality ripoff price)?

      b) Modding…when? how?

      c) Would they like doing something that’s a lot less on rails? You know, like Fallout?

      Thanks, staff.

    2. Sweet.

      Ok, here are some questions:

      Providing this is about a port; how long have you been working on the console game? Where in the time line does this game exist (providing it isn’t a port). Any new features being added to the game? Any characters from the short stories and novels making cameos? What is the expected date of release of the game?

      One thing I want to know regarding TW2 is: Why does Geralt have to have the recipes for bombs and potions? he is a Witcher after all (not really a big deal, besides the fact that the paper takes up slots in the inventory, and does add weight). I can understand needing the crafting papers for the craftsmen, but Geralt should be able to remember potions (he did after all go through one game prior with the same potions).

      How often will new DLC be released for TW2?

      Also, how many easter eggs are hidden in TW2? So far I have found the Assassin’s Creed one, and the “We are sorry” monk guy in the first inn.

      Those are just some questions. I will allow others to give their input.

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