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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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt might be the one of the best-looking games of next year. A new set of screenshots give us a closer look at the impressive visuals in this PC and next-gen console RPG.
Porting is serious business in the world of interactive entertainment. During this current generation of gaming porting has become front and center for most multiplatform games, mostly because ports don't always turn out so great. However, with CD Projekt Red and The Witcher 3, they're not worried because the PS4 is portastic.
CD Projekt RED has provided a new set of screenshots from their multiplatform RPG The Witcher 3. They also explained a bit more about the open-world design at the heart of the game.
Hunting monsters is getting bigger and badder than ever as CD Projekt RED announces that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be launching on the PlayStation 4 when the game is released in 2014.