The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt confirmed for PS4
In light of Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement last night, CD Projekt RED has confirmed its upcoming RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for the PS4 in 2014. When the game was first announced, it was mentioned that Wild Hunt would be available on "all high-end platforms," but this is the first confirmation we've had for a specific next-gen console.
“We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4," said Adam Badowski, head of CD ProjeKt RED studio. "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," he added. "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.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is said to be the final game in the award-winning RPG series. While the game is "the pinnacle" of the Witcher series, it's also a standalone story that can be enjoyed by both new and old fans of the franchise.
With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt confirmed for PS4 it can only be assumed that it will also be coming to the next-gen Xbox, whenever Microsoft decides to announce the new system. At this point we really have no idea when that may be, though we are thinking E3. Microsoft certainly did have a cheeky response to yesterday's press conference, though.