Polygon goes to Poland

Polygon goes to Poland By Charlie Hall @Charlie_L_Hall Share Tweet Examining Poland's game development scene by looking at the country's history. For 5 zloty, a little less than $2, you can climb an observation platform along the banks of the Vistula River. In the distance, the city of Warsaw will show you Poland's history. A few miles away stands the city center where a half dozen swooping glass towers dot the skyline. Another half dozen are quickly rising among them, their huge cranes like arms always in motion. Businesses are growing there like shoots of grass, the result of joining the European Union 10 years ago. They are the end product of a decade of continuous investment. Just outside that center is a ring with dozens upon dozens of squat, 20-odd...


How the team behind The Witcher conquered Poland

How the team behind The Witcher conquered Poland By Russ Pitts @russpitts Share Tweet Inside the company that made The Witcher He swings the sword over his head, then down quickly. A little grunt escapes his lips. His form, as near as I can tell, is perfect. Then he holds the pose, sword down, tip near the floor, until the woman manning the computer console tells him to stop. Then he does it again. We're in the motion-capture room at Polish game developer CD Projekt Red. The man on the stage, wearing black spandex speckled with white dots, is creating animations for the characters in the upcoming mobile game Crimson Trail. Before doing that, he performed all the swordplay in the upcoming game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. He and the woman running the...


The Witcher 3 makes its first public debut at San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get their first public look at The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at The Witcher Panel, CD Projekt Red announced. The hour-long panel will feature the voice of protagonist Geralt, Doug Cockle, as well as The Witcher: House of Glass writer Paul Tobin, Nick McWhorter of Dark Horse and franchise director Rafał Jaki, as well as Spike TV GTTV host Geoff Keighley. It's slated for Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m. Jaki will also sit on a second panel, The Art of the Game Panel, on Friday, July 25 at 4 p.m. Witcher panel attendees will receive a limited-edtion postcard featuring work from Simon Bisley. Additional events will be held at the Geek & Sundry Consumer Lounge at Jolt'n Joe's Gaslamp. On July 24, The Witcher trivia kicks off at 2:30 P.M., while a sneak peek of T...


CD Projekt Red advises against accessing The Witcher 3 leaked files for spoiler reasons

A Google Drive account of a developer working on CD Projekt Red's upcoming action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was hacked resulting in the leak of spoiler-heavy documents and assets being distributed across Reddit, 4chan and other forums. CD Projekt Red confirmed the leak to Eurogamer and advised against The Witcher fans of accessing the content. "It has come to our attention that some of the production files for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have emerged on the internet," the company's marketing boss Michal Platkow-Gilewski told Eurogamer. "A portion of the files contains information about the story of the game so we strongly advise against accessing them, as this may heavily impact and spoil your future gaming experience. We also like to reassure everyone that the...


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer, E3 2014

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's latest trailer, "The Sword of Destiny," shows the landscape that game hero Geralt of Rivia will roam, and sets up his quest story. Geralt must find a long-disappeared witch who's in danger, while contending with a new threat: the Wild Hunt. Trailer features an evil king, bear-slaying and the line, "killers of the world's filth." The Witcher 3 will be released Feb. 24, 2015 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. To see the rest of the E3 trailers, check out our StoryStream.


There and back again: the games returning to E3 this year

But seeing a game at E3 is no guarantee that you'll find it on retail shelves or in digital marketplaces the same year. Or, in some cases, the next. As games get bigger, development timelines get longer, and some games make more than one appearance at E3. Here are the games we've seen before, set to return to on stages and booths this week in Los Angeles. BAYONETTA 2 Bayonetta 2 has been around and unreleased for almost two years years. First revealed in September 2012, we learned last year at E3 that the Wii U exclusive is scheduled for a 2014 release with a two-player mode. We also went hands-on with the game at a pre-E3 event last year, so be sure to check out our impressions of Bayonetta 2, which is headed to Japan this summer. BELOW Microsoft and Capybara Games revealed...


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer sets up Geralt's date with destiny

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's latest trailer, "The Sword of Destiny," sweeps across the landscape that Geralt of Rivia roams, and sets up his most dangerous quest yet. Geralt must find a long-disappeared witcheress who's in danger, and he also has to contend with a new threat: the Wild Hunt. The Witcher 3 will be released Feb. 24, 2015, in two different editions on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming Feb. 24, 2015 in standard and collector's editions

CD Projekt Red announced a final release date for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt today, confirming that the action role-playing game will arrive Feb. 24, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Previously, the developer had outlined a February release window after pushing the game out of 2014. The Witcher 3 will arrive in a number of editions, both physical and digital. The game's standard edition will include a game manual, soundtrack, stickers and The Witcher universe compendium. A collector's edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will come in deluxe packaging and pack-in more physical goods, including a 10-inch polystone statue of protagonist Geralt and other collectible items, like a medallion, 200-page art book and SteelBook case. A digital, DRM-free release of The Witcher 3...


Obama still has The Witcher in his backlog, president tells Poles

President Obama may be a gaming novice, but during a visit to Poland he had kind words to say about developer CD Projekt Red's Witcher series of role-playing games, TVN 24 reports. During a 2011 trip to the country, Polish officials presented him with a copy of the role-playing game as a symbol of the country's economic development. "The last time I was here, Donald [Tusk, Poland's prime minister] gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that’s won fans the world over, The Witcher," Obama said. "I confess, I’m not very good at video games, but I’ve been told that it is a great example of Poland’s place in the new global economy. And it’s a tribute to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like prime minister...

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E3 2014's Into the Pixels art exhibit lineup announced

The 2014 Into the Pixels exhibit honoring the work of video game artists — now in its 11th year — will debut at this year's E3 with artwork inspired by new and upcoming titles including the next Assassin's Creed, The Witcher 3 and Watch Dogs, organizers at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced today. Into the Pixels will be available for viewing June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center alongside the expo. Works featured in this year's exhibit draw from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity, Rayman Legends and Watch Dogs, Bungie's Destiny, Harmonix's Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, DOTA 2 by Valve, ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2, PlayStation 4 exclusives Infamous: Second Son from Sucker Punch Productions and Killzone: Shadow Fall by...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 2015-02-24
    • Developer CD Projekt Red
  • PlayStation 4
    • Released 2015-02-24
    • Developer CD Projekt Red
  • Xbox One
    • Released 2015-02-24
    • Developer CD Projekt Red
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