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

"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.

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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."

Wild Hunt promises to end the story of Geralt of Rivia, with an improved fighting system that promises "no Quick Time Events, only intuitive RPG gameplay." However, the biggest new feature for The Witcher 3 has to be the game's open world, which the developer claims is "larger than any other in modern RPG history." According to Badowski, the world will be 30 times larger than the one featured in The Witcher 2.

The game is aiming for "all high-end platforms," which presumably includes next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft. CD Projekt RED is currently aiming for a 2014 release.

Here's a sneak peak at some of the content you'll find in the Game Informer cover story:

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    February 5, 2013 10:20 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the 'final episode' of the series, aiming for 2014 release.

    "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.

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      February 5, 2013 11:35 AM

      This is me excited :)))))))

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      February 5, 2013 11:52 AM

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      February 5, 2013 12:17 PM

      they need to pull a mass effect 3 ending, they already have alvin. lets burn this mother down!

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        February 5, 2013 12:40 PM

        But Alvin was Jacques de Aldersberg and you kill him at the end of the first game.

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          February 5, 2013 1:00 PM

          i know. stop ruining my troll attempts dude

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      February 5, 2013 12:52 PM

      Hopefully my PC is still high end by the time this game comes out :|

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        February 5, 2013 1:57 PM

        After The Witcher 2, if my PC isn't high end enough, I will upgrade for this game. Probably more excited about this than any other recently released game!

        :D

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      February 5, 2013 2:20 PM

      New details? LOL...didn't even know it existed until this article.

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      February 5, 2013 2:55 PM

      eeeeeeeeeee

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      February 5, 2013 4:43 PM

      Thirty times larger? Get your walking shoes on boys and girls.

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      February 5, 2013 5:47 PM

      This is bitter sweet awesome news. I'd rather they send off Geralt with a final epic story then milk it with weak semiannual releases for more money.

      All great things come to an end. CDPR will do this right. I look forward to crying as the credits roll. :)

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        February 5, 2013 7:38 PM

        It'll be near 3 years since the Witcher 2 came out on PC by the time this releases.....

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      February 5, 2013 8:42 PM

      My PC is high end, but I hope this game crushes it! Why want the game to look worse than it otherwise can? Settings can always be scaled down, built-in max graphics can't be scaled up though.

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      February 5, 2013 11:20 PM

      A little bit of wee came out

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      February 6, 2013 12:17 AM

      Open world huh? If they can at least match Bethesda itll be awesome then

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        February 6, 2013 5:57 PM

        Matching Bethesda wouldn't be too hard seeing how shitty skyrim was.

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