CD Projekt comments on “The Witcher 3 vs Skyrim” Comparison, PS4 and Xbox One Challenges

CD Projekt RED’s upcoming next gen game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to be massive and is also the last chapter of Geralt’s Story. The world in which The Witcher 3 will take place is said to be 30 times bigger than what was seen in The Witcher 2.

The Witcher 3: Wild HuntCD Projekt RED’s Konrad Tomaszkiewicz in a recent interview to StickSkills unveils tons of new details about the game. Konrad Tomaszkiewicz was asked about comparison between The Witcher 3 and Skyrim and also about challenges next-gen consoles presents.

Here are few snippets from the interview:

SS: At this point in development, are you sick of hearing the Skyrim comparisons? What do you think sets your game apart?

KT: Skyrim is a great game and it’s always a good thing when people think well of your game. Having said that, The Witcher 3 is a story-oriented experience. What we excel at is reaching that center of the brain that’s responsible for evoking emotions – we constantly put stuff in and observe a full palette of gamers’ reactions. Sapkowski created a really believable and dark universe and this is something really unique to us. In this regard, adding the open world to The Witcher is just another step to make it a more complete experience and not the main feature of the game. We’re still focusing on the narrative, the world just got a lot bigger and the borders within it disappeared.

SS: With Wild Hunt coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, what are the biggest challenges the team is facing as a traditionally PC-focused studio?

KT: We’re creating a really big game for three major platforms at the same time – if something’s a challenge, it’s that. Additionally, developing on next-gen consoles is always a process to look forward to – working to get the max out of the hardware and thinking how one can creatively use the technology is always a blast.

SS: What next-generation features interest you the most, and which ones do you think will actually benefit The Witcher 3?

KT: The horsepower of the new hardware is something that will really help in terms of adding to the visual side of things. As far as the features, we’re very cautious about saying anything at this point because we don’t want to spoil the fun. Plus, we’re in the middle of testing various features now. To be perfectly honest, we’d rather wait for the official launch of the next-gens and present a full list of awesome features already implemented than to speculate. Get back to us closer to the launch date, we’ll gladly share a thought or two by then.

You can read full interview HERE. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will launch at somepoint in 2014 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.