With E3 approaching us at rapid velocity many wonder if we’ll be seeing the eagerly anticipated Witcher 3 appear on stage and give us a performance. Of course, then the next logical question is “whose stage would they show the title on?”
It’s no big secret that exclusive content (either on disc, DLC or in some other form) is becoming a ‘big thing’ (okay, already a huge elephant that’s sitting awkwardly on your couch hoping you don’t notice him) in the gaming industry. There’s also the five thousand different versions of games being released (normal edition, special edition, collectors edition, gives you massages while you’re in the shower edition…) but with Witcher 3, we’ll not be seeing any “exclusive” content.
“We are treating all gamers equally,” said Marcin Iwinski to EuroGamer
“We’ll not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms, nor will we artificially delay release of the game on any of the platforms because somebody’s paying us money for that. It’s definitely against our values. We are not doing that. What we are doing in terms of marketing cooperation,” he added, “you’ll see that at E3.”
As far as online and Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red have told us numerous times there’ll be no multiplayer to speak of (and I’ll admit that I’m grateful for… single player story games are becoming all the rarer) but for other features Marcin Iwinski said “We will be talking about it when the time comes, it’s too early right now.”
So Witcher 3 will be going the totally against the grain upon release. There’ll be know antipiracy / DRM measures in the PC version, no exclusive content in any of the versions and there’ll be no Xbox 360 / PS3 versions either.
With no archaic architecture to hold the title back, it’s reasonable to assume we should be seeing great things out of the games engine. Much more than the puny 512MB of RAM and lacking GPU power of the X360 / PS3 could muster at any rate!