|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt|
|Developer||CD Projekt RED|
|Writers|| Sebastian Stepién|
|Genre|| Action Role-playing|
Hack and Slash
|Platforms|| Microsoft PC|
Chronologically, the game is set in the aftermath of the events that occured within The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings and focusses on two main plot points: one being the Nilfgaard's invasion of the Northern Kingdoms and Geralt's own personal quest to rid himself of the Wild Hunt.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been described as a ""a living open world larger than any other in modern RPG history." According to press releases, the game will feature a world 30 times bigger than the world seen in previous Witcher games, because of this increase in world size, the player will require a sail boat to access some areas, as well as needing to travel on horseback.
The Open World has been noted to be some 20% larger than that seen in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with an approximate completion time of 100 hours including main story and side quests.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will run on the new REDengine3 engine, developed CD Projekt RED with the specific intention of creating non-linear, open world games.
This engine will allow The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers to create "an open environment with a complex, multi-thread story" due to the lack of development trade-offs prevalent in other game engines. In previous games in The Witcher series, players were presented with a complex story with various choices which in turn would shape the world around the player with the consequences of their actions. The REDengine, however, allows for a complex story line without without the design of the world being compromised. Due to this new technology the engine provides, The Witcher 3 has no loading screens, creating a vast visual environment for players to explore.