The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Magic Hour
If you’re anything like us chances are you still haven’t left the Hinterlands in Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is why it’s probably good news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was recently delayed till May. But worry not, fantasy RPG fans, the final chapter of Geralt’s story will be worth the wait.
“This time we wanted to focus more on the personal life of Geralt, on his relations with his loved ones,” says CD Projekt Red’s Marcin Momot. “That being said, it’s not a love story and Geralt will have to face an evil more brutal than anything he faced in the past – the Wild Hunt.”
As well as shifting the focus from the politics of the witcher’s unnamed continent to Geralt himself, The Witcher 3 introduces a colossal open world 20% bigger than Skyrim, where 80 unique monsters can be tracked and slain.
“It was natural for us to move to an open world after The Witcher 2,” Momot explains. “It enables players to travel and explore.”
As before, the moral choices Geralt faces won’t always be black and white. “Sometimes you will see the consequences of your decisions right after making a choice,” says Momot. “But your actions will have repercussions throughout the whole game, most notably at the end.”
After almost a decade telling Geralt’s story CD Projekt Red have chosen to go out on a high. “Every epic story should have an epic finale! We don’t want to milk gamers and make a million games about Geralt so people hate him, instead of feeling excited to play the games.” The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 19 May.
And we thought the seagulls in Bath were bad.