CD Projekt RED announces REDengine 3

CD Projekt RED today announced an updated version of its open-world RPG engine, REDengine 3. It will make its debut in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

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CD Projekt RED announced the latest iteration of its open-world RPG engine today, REDengine 3. It will make its debut in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, as the engine has been crafted specifically to support CD Projekt's style of open-world, non-linear stories popularized in The Witcher 2.

The first engine was used for The Witcher 2, in fact, and the second for its Xbox 360 port. The latest version boasts face and body animation systems, various tricks to make more detailed visuals, and an updated REDkit editor with a focus on building branching quests.

"If we look at RPGs nowadays we find two approaches, one which emphasizes the story but limits the game world and one that builds a vast open-world but hampers and simplifies the story," said CD Projekt head Adam Badowski in the announcement. "With the REDengine 3 we combine the positive aspects of both approaches for the first time, creating an open environment with a complex, multi-thread story. Together with believable characters, a captivating tale and a world where players can roam freely without loading times, we will be able to move gaming to a new level with a realistic feel and full player immersion."

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    February 1, 2013 6:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, CD Projekt RED announces REDengine 3.

    CD Projekt RED today announced an updated version of its open-world RPG engine, REDengine 3. It will make its debut in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

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      February 1, 2013 8:13 AM

      Massive, I can not wait to play a game in it, I am sure Cyberpunk will own.

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      February 1, 2013 10:53 AM

      Excellent! Cant wait to play.

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      February 1, 2013 11:24 AM

      They are doing a game reveal next Tuesday, right?

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      February 1, 2013 11:38 AM

      I cannot wait to play it ! Although I just couldn't get into Witcher 1 and 2 I haven't tried yet

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        February 1, 2013 3:00 PM

        I was the same with The Witcher 1 but I tell you man, The Witcher 2 is probably the finest modern RPG I have played.

        It is truly a artfully crafted game.

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          February 1, 2013 3:43 PM

          Yer i'm kind of the same with The Wticher 1 also, though i'll try get into it again.

          Would i be missing out on alot story wise if i just went straight to 2? I really want to play the second game.

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            February 3, 2013 12:42 PM

            Youy don't miss anything by not playing The Witcher 1.

            There are a couple of decisions you can port over, some that give you an alternate story branch but all in all, it's a seperate self contained story.

            It's enough to just watch the "Last Time on The Witcher!" cinematics that are accessible from the main menu of TW2 and maybe read through a story synopsis for the first game.

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        February 1, 2013 7:45 PM

        Witcher 1 is a better RPG game, Witcher 2 is a better action game.

        I had a hard time getting into Witcher 1 as well (it starts off slow), and gave up on my first attempt about an hour in. But once you get to the first main city, it really picks up - as I learned on my second attempt.

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      February 1, 2013 2:23 PM

      Very excited for this..

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      February 1, 2013 2:34 PM

      B=========D` ~ -_

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      February 1, 2013 2:43 PM

      my man-crush on CDPR keeps growing and growing

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      February 1, 2013 3:25 PM

      PENIS

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      February 1, 2013 8:29 PM

      oh cool.. these guys have a good name for engines now!

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