The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt News (Xbox360)

The Witcher 3's use of Umbra 3 engine explained in GDC presentation

Posted: 10.04.2014 by Technet2k

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How does CD Projekt RED manage to generate a huge open world in The Witcher 3 without crippling our PCs? They explain how the Umbra 3 middleware only 'loads' parts of the world we're actually looking at.

In a GDC presentation, programmer Przemyslaw Czatrowski said they greatly freed up graphics memory by just rendering what we see, as the world is parcelled into 'tomes'.

The Witcher 3's delay into 2015 has "not really affected" Cyberpunk 2077

Posted: 13.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Surely the news of Geralt's return in The Witcher 3 now due in early 2015 has led to RPG Cyberpunk 2077 being pushed back? No, says CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski. It's handled by a "separate team" after all.

That and I don't think our hearts could take it. They do use "certain team members" between teams given their scope, but it won't impact the day-to-day development.

The Witcher 3 delayed until February 2015, "sorry to make you wait longer"

Posted: 11.03.2014 by Technet2k

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CD Projekt RED has issued an open letter revealing their decision to delay The Witch 3: Wild Hunt until February 2077. Whoops, I meant February, 2015. No idea where that other date came from punking me like that.

It's a decision they've agonised over says the studio but it was "ultimately clear and obvious" that the fantasy RPG would benefit from those extra months before reaching us.

Witcher 3 lead gameplay designer and gameplay producer leave CD Projekt RED

Posted: 13.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Two senior development staff for The Witcher 3 have left CD Projekt RED to pursue small projects at another developer in Poland called 11 bit Studios. They were lead gameplay designer and gameplay producer.

That sounds... troubling, but the pair insist there is "no bad blood," and their positions where transitioned 'smoothly' to others, and it also "wasn't a surprise" for CD Projekt RED.

The Witcher 3 PC specs 'soon', Cyberpunk 2077 "an all-out RPG game"

Posted: 23.01.2014 by Technet2k

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CD Projekt RED has come "fairly close" in squeezing all the juice out of Xbox One and PS4 with The Witcher 3, and that's great news for PC as it means "nearly half" their vision wasn't sacrificed for current-gen.

Reaffirms there are "36 different endings" - or more - to experience in Wild Hunt, as player choice really "differentiates" them from other RPGs. Cyberpunk 2077 "definitely NOT a multiplayer shooter."