We don’t yet have a title, but we do have the announcement of a new RPG from Polish powerhouse CD Projekt RED – the folks who brought us The Witcher and The Witcher 2. Powered by original “Cyberpunk” game designer Mike Pondsmith, this game promises to follow through with the promises that Witcher 2 delivers on in spades – a mature world where the player is expected to make serious and lasting decisions that matter. Check out the little bit we know:
At the conference, CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski promised players that this game would have all of the hallmarks of the Witcher series that has made the developer so well-known and loved, and even more. Their upcoming RPG will be designed for mature and demanding players who expect to be treated seriously, and the game will be richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and gripping story. This much is expected from the talented studio, but the new universe brings with it some new twists in their game design. Players will experience the world through their own, unique characters chosen from different classes – be they blood-thirsty mercenaries or cunning hackers – that they will equip with vast selection of cybernetic implants and deadly weapons. As in the Witcher series, players will face morally ambiguous choices, their actions influencing events in the world at large and the fate of the individuals they encounter.
I’m sure I speak for a great many of our readers when I say….”SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!” Look for our continued coverage of the title as we find out more.