CD Projekt RED has made it known that The Witcher 3 won't a be cross-generational game like Assassin's Creed IV, Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4. The team won't be wasting time try to down-scale their game to run on the old haggily consoles, but will instead focus on the new, pristine and fresh devices from Sony and Microsoft.
Oh finally, someone willing to speak truth about that deformed, ugly looking elephant in the room everyone walks in, stares at and asks why the heck it's always looming over them like Michael Jackson at a Boyscout campfire. CD Projekt RED's CEO Marcin Iwinski has come forward to drop a much-needed truth bomb on the whole ugly business of DRM.
CD Projekt RED's CEO sent out some rather uplifting news for PC gamers the world around: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be DRM-free in all its incarnations, whether it be digital or boxed. Just to be absolutely certain about this news, there was an open letter let loose to the community to certify that CD Projekt is serious about being community-friendly.
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AAA game development budgets start at $10 million; the average AAA game costs $20 million to develop with maybe $20 or $30 million in marketing. Spending upwards of $40 million for a mediocre game in the AAA business is a common thing. We hear it often. CD Projekt RED is diffusing a lot of those inflated budgets for their games, however, as they revealed that The Witcher 2 only cost $10.36 million to develop.
A new cinematic trailer has leaked for The Witcher 3, courtesy of Gamechup, ahead of a countdown that CD Projekt RED has up on their website. The trailer doesn't contain in-game footage but it does showcase a bearded Geralt taking out some “monsters”.
Just recently CD Projekt RED won some more internets from the gaming community when they said that they didn't believe in the whole cash shop, microtransaction affair that other bigger publishers are indulging in with their $60 retail games. Following on this bit of insight, Jim Sterling released a new Jimquisition forewarning gamers about the impending scamming of $60 games with fee-to-play restrictions.
Witcher 3 players won't be able to pay $5 for an Altair costume for Geralt or $2 for some diamond-plated shinguards. Developer CD Projekt RED says that they don't believe in selling premium content after a game's launch.
Owners of the ever-growing digital distribution outlet known for being pro-consumer and anti-DRM, CD Projekt RED talks about operating Good Old Games, bringing in new customers and trying hard to be the complete opposite of everything that Electronic Arts and Microsoft have turned into.
By now we should all be familiar with the policies of CD Projekt RED: they're good guys in a world gone mad. They're like the Mad Max in a digital wasteland ruled by publishers and console manufacturers of a Humongous sort. However, their attempts to keep DLC and updates free may be hedged into a walled garden thanks to the home consoles.
While E3 2013 kept on rolling on the LA Convention Center show floor, several developers took to higher ground, holding their press meetings in rooms tucked out of the way on the second floor. One such group was CD Projekt Red and their game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, was easily one of the biggest of the show.
The Witcher 3 will introduce a level of open-world exploration not seen in previous chapters in the series. Ten new screenshots from CD Projekt RED show off some of the expansive environments that players will roam through.
So how do you react when a game platform you're making your game for won't even allow you to play the game you're making in your home country? Well, that's what happened with CD Projekt Red, who is currently hard at work on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PS4, XB1 and PC.
If you're hungering for new screenshots or footage from The Witcher 3, next week's E3 will probably provide sustenance. In the meantime, though, here's a lone screenshot to tide you over.
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