The Witcher 3 Revealed

with a world bigger than Skyrim…

Game Informer has revealed the cover for its March issue, along with details for the game that cover shows: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The key feature of the standalone sequel is that its open world will apparently be 30 times larger than that of the previous game, which makes it “even larger than Skyrim's vast expanse”. It's all down to CD Projekt Red's new REDengine 3 technology, which was revealed a few days ago.

While this game should be much bigger than the last, it should feel familiar, with the same kinds of stories, characters, and decisions that determine the non-linear plot. The main thing that might make it feel a bit different is that since it's due out in 2014 we'll probably get to play it on next-generation platforms, as CD Projekt Red says it'll be released on PC and “all high-end platforms available”.

Aside from that, Game Informer's trailer for its own coverage mentions a new mechanic called “monster hunting”, which is presumably where the game gets its subtitle, but we still don't know much about what that will involve.

So, we now have confirmation that when CD Projekt Red hid that message in the teaser for Cyberpunk that said they were working on “a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we're talking about – on the 5th of February, it will be all clear.” Are you content with the details we've learned so far, or are you hungry for more?