Well, it makes perfect sense that within a day of the official announcement of the Playstation 4 (like we didn’t all know it was coming), we’re getting announcements of games which have been confirmed as Playstation 4 titles. The first of those I”m going to announce is Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
CD Projekt RED will be releasing the story-driven, open-world RPG on Sony’s Playstation 4 when the game launches in 2014. The finaly episode of the RPG trilogy is the “pinnacle of the Witcher series” and is a standalone story that will appeal to new players and veterans of the series.
“We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4. It was an exciting moment to be invited to be in the company of other legendary developers like Bethesda, EA, LucasArts, Ubisoft or Activision as one of the teams working on titles shipping early in the PlayStation 4’s lifecycle. Of course, we couldn’t reveal any specifics about this to our fans, even though many journalists and forum members asked about when and how The Witcher might show up on Sony’s console. After yesterday’s PlayStation Meeting we can finally promise: The Witcher 3 is coming to the PlayStation 4. The new hardware gives us the opportunity to create something great. We are able to work with the new console from its birth and this allows our in-house REDengine 3 to push the graphical limits of what the PlayStation hardware can display. The console is fresh and has some innovative solutions that we’re looking forward to using in our game,” – Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio.
Yesterday Sony confirmed the release of their new console and distinguished CD Projekt RED as one of the developers creating games for the new platform.
“It’s a real pleasure to cooperate with Sony. Combining CD Projekt RED’s unique artistic vision and tech with the capabilities of PlayStation 4 will make The Witcher 3 a truly next-gen RPG. With Sony’s new hardware and our new engine, there are no limits to what we can create in the process of realizing our vision for Geralt’s dark fantasy world,” commented Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt SA.
The Witcher 3 will release on all high end platforms in 2014 but we can all be assured that the next-next gen consoles are going to be powerhouses which will be able to push this, and other games, to never before seen limits.
Sexay! I can’t wait.