The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gaming NewsGamepressure.com

News
The Witcher trilogy is getting a limited re-edition

All three Witcher games are getting limited retail re-editions packed in an elegant Steelbook, which are apparently exclusive for Poland, the homeland of The Witcher IP. The first one, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, is going to launch on September 22, 2017, and is already available for pre-orders in several Polish online stores, where it costs about $14. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Game of the Year Edition are going to follow soon afterwards.

Read more...
News
The Witcher 3: The Sands of Ofir - fan concept for a new expansion

CD Project RED is not planning any more expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but maybe theyíll change their mind when they see this concept for a DLC designed by a fan, a computer graphics school graduate from Russia named Alexandra Tokaryuk. The Sands of Ofir, as the project is called, tells a story which starts after the events featured in the base game and its two original expansions. In this story, Geralt gets to visit the distand land of Ofir, where he meets the realmís sultan and his ambitious daughter.

Read more...

4

0

News
The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project mod gets a huge update

If you havenít yet, now is the perfect moment to grab The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project, as the mod has received the biggest update so far. This fan-made project really makes a differenece for the looks of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The high-quality textures pack adds incredible detail and depth to the game and makes it look much like the famous Sword of Destiny E3 2014 trailer. The best part is that the mod has little to no impact on the gameís performance.

Read more...

1

0

News
The Witcher 3 composer might be back for Netflix series

Mikolai Stroinski, co-composer of the amazing soundtrack from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt might be contributing to the Netflix TV series announced last month. This isnít confirmed news, but we imagine he didnít just pay a courtesy call to Netflix HQ. Note also that one episode in each season will be directed by Tomasz Baginski, the producer of most of The Witcher trilogy CGI animations. And donít forget that the very creator of that universe, Andrzej Sapkowski, will serve as a creative consultant.

Read more...

1

0

News
$9,400 Ė that's what CD Projekt RED paid for the Witcher license

We now know how much CD Projekt RED paid Andrzej Sapkowski for the rights to make a Witcher game Ė it was PLN 35,000, which now stands for about $9,400. That was not so much more than the ridiculously low sum that Metropolis had paid a couple of years earlier, the only difference being that the latter failed to complete their project. Of course, that was still quite much back then for a small Poland-based studio that was just making their first steps in gamedev, but considering the dividends they are reaping now, that was peanuts.

Read more...

2

0

News
Polish Witcher Trivia #6 Ė Novigrad's port crane was inspired by 600-year-old crane from Gdansk

This week in Polish Witcher Trivia we head to Novigrad to solve a mystery of port architecture. If this doesnít sound interesting, let me rephrase that: weíre going to look at one element of the portís landscape that was inspired by an actual building that can be found in one of the major Polish cities. Letís have a look!

Read more...

2

0

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

Thereís a lot of Witcher fans out there in the world and Iím certain thereís 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, hereís 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.

Read more...

3

0

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

Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of the Witcher universe, not only doesnít 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 ďan arrogant motherf***erĒ.

Read more...
News
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 Geraltís trilogy is over, CD Projekt RED admitted there is a good chance that they will create another AAA Witcher title in the future. Thatís 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 wonít happen very soon. While this year belongs to Gwent, the next big project for CDPR is Cyberpunk 2077.

Read more...

4

1

News
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.

Read more...

1

0

News
CD Projekt co-founder hasnít played The Witcher 3

Michal Kicinski, the co-founder of CD Projekt Ė the Polish company that gave the world The Witcher series Ė admitted that he never played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Although he is one of the main shareholders in the Polish company, Kicinski hasnít been actively involved in the companyís 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.

Read more...

4

0

News
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. Monnierís experience with both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game should be much needed at a project like this one.

Read more...

1

0

News
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 novelsí 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.

Read more...

1

0

News
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.

Read more...

1

0

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

We have a treat for all the Witcher fans out there Ė 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 didnít make the final cut. The discussion panel is available with full English subtitles.

Read more...

6

1

News
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.

Read more...

5

0

News
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 Ė Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine Ė 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.

Read more...

5

0

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

It seems that a standalone version of The Witcher 3ís 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 hasnít officially confirmed the news, the studio behind the last yearís hit RPG had previously hinted at releasing Gwent as a separate game. We can expect the title will be somewhat similar to Blizzardís Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft letting players from all over the world compete with each other in Geraltís favorite card game.

Read more...
News
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, doesnít 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.

Read more...

2

0

News
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 fansí appetites by releasing the launch trailer. The video introduces the sinister story of Geraltís 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.

Read more...

1

0