Yesterday we saw CD Projekt RED Between the developers confirmed to be working on PS4 software, and everyone obviously thought about a possible release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Sony’s upcoming console. Those that were hoping for it can now rejoice, as the studio confirmed today with a press release that the game will indeed be released on the PS4.
Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio stated:
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.
He also reassured gamers that couldn’t play the previous chapters of the saga:
The Witcher 3 will be released in 2014 simultaneously on all high-end platforms available. We know that our fans are looking forward to that date already, but we want to make it clear that this story is a standalone, and we will be sure introduce newcomers fully to the world so that they don’t miss a beat. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will start with an breathtaking opening, which will give many insights to the lore. The game design will allow smooth introduction to new characters and encourage players to discover the vast, living, open world of this installment of Geralt’s tale.
Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt SA added his own comment:
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.
There you have it. Perspective PS4 early adopters now have another title to look forward to, and if The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is any indication, it may very well be one of the best of the console’s initial line-up.