|Xbox 360 The Witcher 2 to prove "heavy RPGs aren't only" on PC|
|Posted: 24.08.2011 13:55 by Simon Priest||Comments: 10|
CD Projekt RED hope that The Witcher 2 for Xbox 360 will "gain interest of mature" gamers on Xbox 360, and help dispel the idea that heavy-RPGs are PC only.
It's maybe "tradition a little bit" that story-heavy RPGs only survive on PC, as that's where they began. The studio is unsure - it could be a "different group" issue.
"We hope to bring a really good RPG to consoles so we hope to gain interest of mature players who are looking for something story driven and story heavy, but we hope to prove heavy RPGs arenít only made on PCs but they can also be played on consoles and can be successful there," said developer Marek Ciemak of CD Projekt RED.
"I hope that we open a way for other big, strong, story heavy RPGs to find their own players on consoles, not only PC." The Witcher 2 will come up against Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but they each offer something markedly different says Ciemak.
"Sure they will. But thatís our target, first of all, and we believe that itís hard to beat us in terms of story and storytelling," he said. Skyrim is open-world, where The Witcher 2 isn't.
"Theyíre focused on their huge open world exploration and weíre a little more into the intense storytelling with a lot of dialogue, focus on story... so weíre still RPG games, sure, but two sides of the same genre, you know?"
Are 'heavy-RPGs' PC only? "Hard to say. Maybe itís tradition a little bit. But a lot of games are dated back to when they were on PC like Baldurís Gate and Morrowind seriesÖ okay, Morrowind is now on consoles also, but the beginnings were on PC," he said.
"So maybe many players who used to play those story-heavy RPGs stick to it and still play them on PC. So thatís one thing."
"The other is probablyÖ ahhh. Itís hard to say. Itís an interesting question. Iíve thought about it a few times already but I donít know the right answer."
"I can only guess. Maybe itís tradition, maybe there are a different group of players playing PC games and console games but to be honest, nowadays, many people own many different machines. Not only consoles but also PCs," Ciemak noted.
"So itís all beginning to change and open to a bigger market." The Witcher 2 releases on Xbox 360 early in 2012. The PC version will update for free to 'version 2.0' as the CD Projekt RED studio promises numerous enhancements to the game.