The Witcher 3 Developer CD Projekt Adopting a “Wait and See” Stance on Virtual Reality

on March 10, 2016 5:27 AM

During CD Projekt’s 2015 financial results conference, Co-Founder Marcin Iwiński shared the studio’s point of view on virtual reality.

Iwiński explained that he has tested more than one VR headset. Next week, virtual reality is going to be a major topic at GDC in San Francisco, but the technology is still at a very early stage: “Maybe it’s not alpha, it’s an early beta.”

The studio is going to see how everything is going to work and look at the experience, and if it can give a lot of added value to the stories they tell, then they’ll be interested. Yet, at this point in time, their approach is more “wait and see,” since the tech has to prove itself.

They hope it’s not going to end up like 3D technology, and  Iwiński is personally waiting more for HoloLens, but he doesn’t want to cut himself from other opportunities,  since that’s just his “private preference,” and the market might appreciate something totally different.

The studio is going to observe the new release and see what happens in the market, and they have some prototypes and things that they are testing to see if it’ll aid their storytelling.

 /  Executive News Editor
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