The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by Polish developer CD Projekt Red and is based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the sequel to the 2011 game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the third main installment in the The Witcher’s video game series, played in an open world with a third-person perspective.
The game takes place in a fictional fantasy world based on Slavonic mythology. Players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer for hire known as a Witcher who is looking for his missing adopted daughter on the run from the Wild Hunt, an otherworldly force determined to capture her. Players battle the game’s many dangers with weapons and magic, interact with non-player characters, and complete quests to acquire experience points and gold, which are used to increase Geralt’s abilities and purchase equipment. Its central story has several endings, determined by the player’s choices at certain points in the game.
Development began in 2011 and lasted for three and a half years. Central and Northern European cultures formed the basis of the game’s world. REDengine 3 enabled the developer to create a complex story without compromising the game’s open world. The music was primarily composed by Marcin Przybyłowicz and performed by the Brandenburg State Orchestra.
|Manufacturer||CD Projekt Red Studio|
|The Witcher Series|
|Developer||CD Projekt Red Studio|
|Publisher||CD Projekt RED|
|Genre||Action RPG, Role-Playing, Action RPG|
|Release Date||19 May 2015 (PS5 and XSX 2021)|
|Platforms||PC PS4 XONE PS5 XSX SWITCH|
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