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The Witcher 3 will feature more 'personal' story, twist ending

The Witcher 3 will feature more 'personal' story, twist ending

The Witcher 3 promises to end CD Projekt's RPG trilogy. Because this will be the last game starring Geralt, the story has been crafted to be much more personal than in The Witcher 2, lead quest designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz explained. "In the Witcher 2, we have dabbled a lot in the big politics... and some players, they liked that, but it was too much for them," he said. "Of course, we will keep those elements, but they won't be the main arc of the story. This time, the story will be more personal, it will involve what Geralt wants. It will revolve around Geralt and his close ones."

Read more: Geralt is an 'old tired man' »

"Agreed. I like the idea of an ending to a great story. That there's closure at the end of it. ..."
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the 'final episode' of the series, aiming for 2014 release

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the 'final episode' of the series, aiming for 2014 release

Following last night's early Game Informer leak, CD Projekt RED has officially announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game is not only the next game in the award-winning franchise, but it will also be "the final Witcher game from the studio."

"People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is," studio head Adam Badowski said in the announcement. "Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined. This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we're hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it's time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create."

Read more: World promises to be 30 times larger than Witcher 2 »

"Matching Bethesda wouldn't be too hard seeing how shitty skyrim was. "
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to next-generation consoles

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to next-generation consoles

Looks like the cat got out of the bag a bit early. CD Projekt Red was due to announce a new game today, largely believed to be a sequel to our 2011 Game of the Year. The newly-released digital issue of Game Informer has revealed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As expected, it represents the series' move into the next generation.

Read more: A 'truly open world' »

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to PC (also, next-generation consoles) *FIXED"
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Next PlayStation launching this year, say sources

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Next PlayStation launching this year, say sources

Last night, Sony began teasing an upcoming event on February 20 to "see the future" of the PlayStation brand. The announcement of the event kicked off speculation that we'll finally see the Orbis revealed, and various sources have now chimed in with more details.

Read more: System to be released this year, focusing on social aspects »

"didnt some ceo or something just recently say sony had no interest in being first out of the gate?"
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Sony teasing 'see the future' with February 20 PlayStation event

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Sony teasing 'see the future' with February 20 PlayStation event

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's comments about the competition going first in the console wars may have been nothing more than a smokescreen. Sony is teasing "See the future" on the official PlayStation site with an event date of February 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

Read more: New York City event »

"This wouldn't really surprise me all that much if it were to happen. Seems logical especially ..."
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Quantic Dream registers domain for 'PS4' project

Related Topics – Sony, PlayStation 4, Quantic Dream, Orbis
Quantic Dream registers domain for 'PS4' project

Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain and the upcoming Beyond, is likely working on a game for the next PlayStation, currently codenamed "Orbis." The studio has registered the domain "singularityps4.com," suggesting the French developer is looking to continue working with Sony on exclusive games.

Read more: Quantic Dream 'loyal' to Sony »

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Sony CEO: Competitors can go first in console battle

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Sony CEO: Competitors can go first in console battle

A lot has been speculated about the upcoming next generation consoles. Whether it's an eight-core AMD CPU for Sony's Orbis or Microsoft's Durango being released before Thanksgiving, nothing is definite. But Sony CEO Kaz Hirai seems content to sit back and see what the competition will do first.

Read more: 'Why go first?'

"Not by a longshot. Perhaps you were too busy playing your Wii. "
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Rumor: Sony considering biometrics, touch screen for Orbis (PS4) controller

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Rumor: Sony considering biometrics, touch screen for Orbis (PS4) controller

Yet another Orbis rumor has surfaced, suggesting that the next PlayStation console will include biometric sensors and/or a touch screen. CVG claims a "senior games studio source working on an upcoming Sony game" says Sony has been experimenting with a number of controller designs. According to the report, the long-standard DualShock controller will not be a "primary controller" for the upcoming console, but "it is likely that the range of PS3 controllers will be compatible with the next-gen system."

Read more: GamePad? Or Vitality Sensor? »

"If they expect developers to be dynamic based off of the player's bio-metrics.... think again. ..."
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Report: Orbis (PS4) to use eight-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU

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Report: Orbis (PS4) to use eight-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU

Details surrounding the next PlayStation, codenamed Orbis, have reportedly leaked. The technically minded and reputable Digital Foundry claims that the "PS4" will have an eight-core AMD CPU, running at 1.6GHz, and a custom Radeon GPU, with 18 compute units at 800MHz. This matches with earlier rumors that Sony was partnering with AMD for its next-gen system, thereby losing backwards-compatibility with PS3.

Read more: 'Built to last with a huge amount of potential' »

"i dont know of any 7 year old games that wouldnt be considered obsolete and somehow games come ..."
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How Luminous Studio is preparing Square Enix for the next-gen

How Luminous Studio is preparing Square Enix for the next-gen

Luminous Studio surprised many when it made its debut at E3 last year. Developed by Square Enix Japan, the presentation gave us a glimpse at what a next-gen Final Fantasy game could possibly look like. We chatted with Mike Fischer at the trade show, president and CEO of Square Enix, about the company's ambitions with its new engine.

"Every Final Fantasy game is original. We create a new world with every new number. We need to keep pushing the envelope so that every Final Fantasy game creates a new standard," Fischer told us when describing the project's genesis after the engine's unveiling. "Having a custom toolset like this is really helpful, because it makes that process a lot more efficient."

Read more: An in-house tool, but no Final Fantasy movie planned »

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Carmack: Next-gen will still target 30fps

Carmack: Next-gen will still target 30fps

One peek at John Carmack's Twitter feed will convince you that, hey maybe this guy is smarter than you. Lead programmer at id Software, Carmack probably has more insight into future tech than the rest of us. While the next generation of consoles will likely represent a significant jump in computational power, Carmack believes that next-gen games will still target 30 frames per second, much like this generation.

Read more: 'Pretty much guarantee' »

"console exclusives? for me games are mouse and keyboard exclusives"
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Bungie's 'Destiny' exclusive to Xbox, launching in 2013, original Activision contract shows

Bungie's 'Destiny' exclusive to Xbox, launching in 2013, original Activision contract shows

In 2010, Halo developer Bungie signed a deal with Activision--an exclusive 10-year partnership "to bring Bungie's next big action game universe to market." Little has surfaced about the new project since.

As a consequence of Activision's ongoing litigation with former Modern Warfare developers at Infinity Ward, details of the publisher's agreement with Bungie have surfaced. While specifics could have changed since the contract was signed in 2010, the original contract lays out a plan for four sci-fi "action shooter" games from Bungie, codenamed "Destiny," released every other year, beginning in late 2013.

Read more: Eight games until 2020? »

"I swear I remember that Bungie saud they wanted to explore developing different types of games ..."
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Rumor: PS4 won't be backward-compatible with PS3

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Rumor: PS4 won't be backward-compatible with PS3

Whereas the rumor mill has been quite active regarding the next Xbox console (codenamed "Durango"), there's barely been a whisper of the next PlayStation. With signs pointing to the next generation of consoles launching in 2013, what has Sony been up to?

According to the latest rumor, "select developers" have already received dev kits for the PS4 since the beginning of this year. However, "finalized" beta kits won't ship until the end of 2012. Inside the box is an AMD x64 CPU and AMD Southern Islands GPU--a drastic change in architecture from the IBM/Nvidia core in the PS3.

Read more: 'Orbis' to use high-end GPU »

"Well, then maybe Sony should design the PS4 to have a additional slot that will accepted ..."
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