In the wake of last night’s Playstation 4 reveal, CD Projekt Red has said that the PlayStation 4 will be the recipient of a Witcher title, as the developer has confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release for the console sometime next year.
Additionally, the developer has said that the threequel will not only launch on the Playstation 4 next year, but will also launch simultaneously on the next-generation Xbox format as well.
We’ve got more on this after the cut.
Speaking on the release of the open-world RPG on the next-generation Playstation, studio head-honcho Adam Badowski, had this to say.
“We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4. It was an exciting moment to be invited to be in the company of other legendary developers like Bethesda, EA, LucasArts, Ubisoft or Activision as one of the teams working on titles shipping early in the PlayStation 4′s lifecycle.”
“Of course, we couldn’t reveal any specifics about this to our fans, even though many journalists and forum members asked about when and how The Witcher might show up on Sony’s console. After yesterday’s PlayStation Meeting we can finally promise: The Witcher 3 is coming to the PlayStation 4.”
“The new hardware gives us the opportunity to create something great. We are able to work with the new console from its birth and this allows our in-house REDengine 3 to push the graphical limits of what the PlayStation hardware can display. The console is fresh and has some innovative solutions that we’re looking forward to using in our game.”
The confirmation of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt marks the first time the Witcher franchise has come to a Sony platform; the seminal The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings was only ever released on the Xbox 360 and not on the PS3.