In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, CD Projekt Red spoke about the opportunities next-generation consoles offers to the developers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
While the series has received praise for its beautiful visuals, due to the higher strength of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, CD Projekt Red are free to “go nuts” on the graphics without sacrificing performance.
Tomasz Jarzebowski, global head of marketing for CD Projekt Red believes that,
Because we are developing the game for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, we go nuts in terms of visuals. We want the game to look as beautiful as possible. I think we are in a good moment, we don’t have to choose between better graphics or performance on either PC or consoles now, we can just create the best looking game possible. We are always getting wiser and wiser, so I expect our next game will look even better.
Wild Hunt will be 35 times larger than the map of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, requiring 40 minutes in-world, on a horse at full gallop, to traverse. They also expect to offer 50 hours of gameplay in its main story and another 50 with its side quests.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release February 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.