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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soundtrack on vinyl is coming soon

There’s a lot of Witcher fans out there in the world and I’m certain there’s a lot of video game music fans included in that group. And now, if you like to listen to your music in a pretty oldschool way, here’s a jackpot coming. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting two vinyl editions of its soundtrack with a pretty sweet bonus in terms of its content. Are you going to buy it? I know I will.

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The Witcher writer believes the games spoiled his sales; Metro 2033 author strongly disagrees

Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of the Witcher universe, not only doesn’t like video games, but also fails to see how much popularity his novels have gained thanks to the electronic adaptations made by CD Projekt RED. Quite the contrary, in a recent interview with Waypoint, the Polish writer expressed a belief that for every reader he gained thanks to the games there is another he lost. Adressing that comment, Dmitry Glukhowski, author of the Metro books, called the man “an arrogant motherf***er”.

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The Witcher 3 is not the last we've seen of the franchise

It is unlikely that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the last big game set in this fantasy universe. Although Geralt’s trilogy is over, CD Projekt RED admitted there is a good chance that they will create another AAA Witcher title in the future. That’s not surprising, especially when you consider that the series moved 25 million copies so far. As much as we'd like to see another Witcher game though, it probably won’t happen very soon. While this year belongs to Gwent, the next big project for CDPR is Cyberpunk 2077.

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25 million copies of The Witcher games sold by the end of 2016

The Witcher video game trilogy sold 25 million copies worldwide by the end of 2016, CD Projekt revealed in their yearly financial report. The overwhelming majority of this number comprises The Witcher 3 and its two add-ons: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. In 2016 alone the publisher noted the revenue of about USD 148 million, and USD 203 million in 2015, when the third game and its first expansion launched.

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CD Projekt co-founder hasn’t played The Witcher 3

Michal Kicinski, the co-founder of CD Projekt – the Polish company that gave the world The Witcher series – admitted that he never played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Although he is one of the main shareholders in the Polish company, Kicinski hasn’t been actively involved in the company’s works for several years now and has lost much of his former interest in video games. Instead, he runs a couple of other businesses, including a vegan restaurant and a meditation retreat in Peru.

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An ex-Witcher 3 developer now working on open-world fantasy game for Dying Light creators

One of key developers from The Witcher 3 team at CD Projekt RED, Damien Monnier, is now working for Dying Light creators at Techland, another Polish studio. This studio is currently working on a new IP, described as an open-world fantasy game with strong RPG elements, single player campaign and co-op mode. Monnier’s experience with both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game should be much needed at a project like this one.

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The Witcher universe creator diminishes the game franchise's success

Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher Saga author, is having a hard time when it comes to recognizing the value of the gaming community, and the developers as people whose work contributes to his novels’ success. Rather than that he prefers to attribute all the marbles to himself, portraying both the gamers and the developers as ungrateful groups feeding off his genius and trying to drag his heritage away from him.

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The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition due on August 30, watch the new trailer

The release date of The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition has been set to August 30, 2016, as revealed in the latest trailer. This complete version is going to include the original game with all the mechanics and interface updates it has received since the May 2015 release as well as all free DLCs and two major expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. Taken together, the game and the add-ons offer at around 150 hours of gameplay in a fantasy world filled with dangers and moral ambiguity.

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How The Witcher 3 came to life? – discussion panel with CD Projekt RED

We have a treat for all the Witcher fans out there – a discussion panel with the developers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. During the event that took place this July, creators from CD Projekt RED talked about how the game came to life, the development process, challenges they encountered and what ultimately didn’t make the final cut. The discussion panel is available with full English subtitles.

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The Witcher: Farewell of the White Wolf will feature a fan-made epilogue to The Witcher 3

Are you unable to get over the fact that The Witcher saga is over now? A group of modders from Poland, who previously created Rise of the White Wolf mod for the first Witcher game, present Farewell of the White Wolf, a fan-made epilogue for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt story. The project will focus on the wedding of Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg, an event to be attended by all friends of the witcher. Technically, Farewell of the White Wolf will be a modification for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and will hopefully be out before the end of the year.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition confirmed

Polish hit action RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to receive a Game of the Year Edition, confirmed CD Projekt RED via Eurogamer. This will include the original game, two expansions – Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine – as well as all free DLCs and updates. Although the developer is not revealing any more details about this version, unofficial sources close to Eurogamer claim that it may be out on August 26, 2016.

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game may be announced soon. Will Hearthstone meet a worthy competitor?

It seems that a standalone version of The Witcher 3’s mini-game Gwent is a thing, as Gwent: The Witcher Card Game trademark and logo has been registered by CD Projekt. Although the Polish publisher hasn’t officially confirmed the news, the studio behind the last year’s hit RPG had previously hinted at releasing Gwent as a separate game. We can expect the title will be somewhat similar to Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft letting players from all over the world compete with each other in Geralt’s favorite card game.

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The next Witcher 3 patch to fix all major issues

After the release of Blood and Wine expansion early last week, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now complete content-wise. This, however, doesn’t mean that CD Projekt RED are no longer working to further improve the game. The Polish developer is committed to supporting the title so to iron out all bugs still present. According to a twit by the Community Leader, Marcin Momot, the studio is busy working on another patch, which is supposed to address all major reported issues.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine FAQ answered; watch the launch trailer

With less than a week until the release of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, CD Projekt RED decided to whet the fans’ appetites by releasing the launch trailer. The video introduces the sinister story of Geralt’s final monster hunt, accompanied with some metal music. In other news, the studio answered several frequently asked question, revealing that the new adventure will be somewhat different depending on whether you completed the original Wild Hunt storyline or not.

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Listen to The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine main theme

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion is coming out for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in a little over a week – on May 31, 2016. Before that happens we can admire the first official piece of soundtrack by Marcin Przybylowicz, author of The Witcher 3 OST. Blood and Wine’s main theme was posted on YouTube in English and Polish versions. And if you are a big fan of video game soundtracks, you may want to consider attending this year’s Krakow Film Music Festival, featuring Video Game Show: The Witcher 3 live concert.

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CD Projekt Red is getting bigger and looking for new employees for its second studio in Poland

The Kraków-based branch of CD Projekt Red, established in 2013 and best known for The Witcher series, will significantly expand. This news has been revealed by John Mamais, creative director, in a Q&A session put through by the studio itself. As claimed by Mamais, to truly make use of the potential of a project as ambitious as Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red will soon increase the number of employees to 500, and the Kraków-based branch, now consisting of about 30 developers, will expand to 100.

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The Witcher 3 to get a new interface alongside the release of Blood and Wine – check out the comparison images

As the release of the Blood and Wine expansion is drawing near, CD Projekt RED has revealed a new patch for the base game. Overhauling the UI and introducing changes to equipment management, the patch to The Wild Hunt will be available upon the release of the add-on. You can check out the changes on the comparison screens provided by the devs.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine supposedly coming out on May 30

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine may be coming out as soon as this month, as the date May 30, 2016 was spotted on Steam. Other rumors, stemming from a retail chain employee, hint at the date May 31 for Europe. While CD Projekt RED have confirmed neither of these revelations, they had previously said that they wanted to release the second and final expansion to The Witcher 3 prior to this year’s E3, which kicks off on June 14. Which would make the rumored date May 30 quite plausible.

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The new area in The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine as big as the Skellige Islands

The new area of Touissant offered in The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is going to be as big as all the Skellige Islands combined, said CD Projekt RED in an interview for Gamestar.de. Moreover, Blood and Wine will offer improved graphics as well as a new Gwent deck. There is still no specific release date for the expansion, but according to the developer the expansion should come out before this year’s E3.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine to add another Gwent deck

The Witcher 3 in-game card game called Gwent is going to be expanded by a new deck, commented CD Projekt RED when talking about the Blood and Wine add-on. The existing decks will be joined by Skellige forces, featuring new types of units, special cards and heroes. Those who decide to buy the collector’s edition of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion will also get two physical decks: Nilfgaard and Northern Realms.

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The Witcher movie lead star revealed – Josh Holloway to play Geralt of Rivia? [Updated] Some time ago we learned that Academy Award nominee Tomasz Baginski, director at Platige Image, will be making a Witcher movie. People all around the world were really excited, as Baginski was involved in making cinematics for The Witcher games.

It was just revealed via IMDbPRO that the actor known from the TV series Lost (currently starring in Colony), Josh Holloway, was cast as Geralt of Rivia, the famous monster slayer. Additionally, Anna Rust (The Brothers Grimm>, Legends) was revealed as the actress to play Ciri.

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Blood and Wine expansion as ambitious as The Witcher 3 itself

More news from CD Projekt RED incoming. The developer confirmed that The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is coming out in Q2 2016. In terms of scope, Blood and Wine will be to expansions what The Witcher 3 was to games in general. The team at CD Projekt RED definitely have huge ambitions for Blood and Wine as it may be the last installment in Geralt’s trilogy, although not necessarily the last one in this fantasy universe.

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CD Projekt RED's plans for 2017-2021 – Cyberpunk 2077 and a new AAA RPG title. Witcher 4 inbound?

CD Projekt RED has just held a conference for investors in their studio. Adam Kicinski and Piotr Nielubowicz revealed the studio’s plans for 2017–2021. Here are the highlights: first of all, we will be getting Cyberpunk 2077 within that time span and we can expect a new AAA RPG title. Moreover, the studio will double the number of its employees and divide them into 4 independent development teams.

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The Witcher series moved 20 million copies worldwide

CD Projekt RED revealed some interesting sale numbers for The Witcher franchise. The three core installments of the series managed to move 20 million copies worldwide. Unfortunately, the studio refused to tell how does the number split across individual titles and how many copies of The Witcher 3 were bought last year. On the other hand, The Witcher 3 managed to break a popularity record—51 thousand articles about the game appeared in online media.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks better with Super Turbo Lighting Mod 2.0

A new version of Super Turbo Lighting Mod to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared online on NexusMods. STLM 2.0 increases view distance, reduces fog and alters the in-game lighting for all major locations, so to resemble more of what we saw in the famous E3 2014 trailer. The mod also tweaks Igni particles and colors, some visual effects, and water reflection.

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Lack of The Witcher sequel would not be fair towards the fans – says CD Projekt's Joint CEO

On the occassion of The Witcher 3 receiving multiple awards at The Game Awards, Adam Kicinski, the Joint CEO of CD Projekt, was interviewed by the Polish TV - TVN24 BiS. Kicinski implied that we are going to get another game in the Witcher franchise, but for the moment the priority is Cyberpunk 2077 that is supposed to "succeed even more".

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Video Game Awards 2015 recap – game of the year title goes to The Witcher 3

Video Game Awards 2015 ceremony is now over – awards were handed down to winners and players all over the world could enjoy new trailers from their favorite games. This time the proud receiver of the Game of the Year title was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you missed the show, don’t worry! We’ve got a brief recap of the essentials.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is about to get the biggest patch so far

CD Projekt RED announced it’s about to release the biggest update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt so far. Patch 1.10 will include over 600 improvements in pretty much every major game area, including gameplay, UI, performance and stability, visuals, audio, and so on. The patch will probably come out this week, October 13.

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The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone is getting a new soundtrack. Listen to the expansion’s main theme

Marcin Przybylowicz, the composer of the soundtrack to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, posted the main theme from the upcoming expansion The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone on YouTube. He also shared three videos from recording sessions with exotic instruments.

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New Details Concerning The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt’s New Game Plus DLC

Those of you eager to hear some specifics about the last free DLC for Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will be delighted. One of the representatives of CD Projekt RED decided to reveal what is to be expected from the abovementioned DLC.

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