Peter Gelencser, senior level designer at CD Projekt RED, is traipsing through some ruins for our benefit in this latest trailer for The Witcher 3, all the while detailing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s humongous world and the many methods through which to traverse it.
The player’s adventure throughout The Witcher 3 will take them from woodlands to huge towns and sprawling terrain, but of course it all needs filling up with top-notch content and things to see and do. In this latest behind-the-scenes trailer be get a look at the vast amounts of content being created for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and the exacting detail to which these environments have been brought to life.
“Scattered across the world we’ve created are hundreds of points of interest, from natural rock formations to abandoned buildings,” explains Damien Monnier, senior gameplay designer. “These points of interest will tease you, some of which can be seen from miles away. Each one was handcrafted with its own backstory, its own challenge, and of course, its own reward.”
More so, the city of Novigrad - the largest commune in The Witcher 3 - plays host to almost two thousand unique residents, all going about their lives with different behaviours. Their reactions vary depending on your actions and alter dynamically throughout the story.
The world is clearly absolutely huge so getting about is going to some effort. Luckily you’ve got access to your trusty steed as a well as a personal boat to cross rivers and seas, although you may face attacks from sea monsters or the wrath of the elements. It’s all looking hugely impressive and you can see if for yourself below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out on February 24th 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Judging from what we've seen of it so far we're expecting some frighteningly high system requirements, but here’s hoping CD Projekt RED include a lot of scalability options so everyone can get in involved in Geralt’s latest misadventure. What do you think of this pretty jaw-dropping new look at The Witcher 3? Think your PC's ready for it? Let us know!