Polish developer CD Projekt RED has released another round of eye-catching screenshots for the upcoming Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, featuring their in-house developed REDengine 3, a new engine developed for next-generation machines. The Witcher series, often praised for its visuals and notorious for its demanding hardware requirements on PC, looks to continue refining the high-fidelity dark fantasy setting the series has become known for.
In an interview with Softpedia last week, gameplay producer Marek Ziemak also seemed to squash any concerns that the upcoming Witcher 3 would sacrifice breadth of content for graphical prowess when he stated that the new game’s world would be “35 times bigger than the whole Witcher 2,” and that player actions would affect the world in meaningful ways, going on to say that “Every action the player takes will have its consequences and the world will not be a dead one but an interactive place in which you will be able to affect everyone and everything.”
The Witcher was first released in 2009, and is based on a successful series of fantasy novels and short stories by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski which feature the monster-hunting supernatural warriors that give the series its name. Only two of the five novels in the series, however, have been officially translated to English.