Check Out The Witcher 3's New 37-Minute Gameplay Video

Get a look at fast travel, the city of Novigrad, and more.

Not content with putting out six minutes of gameplay footage last week (which is still well worth checking out), CD Projekt Red has released a huge, 37-minute gameplay demo of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which you can watch above.

The video opens up with Geralt riding on a horse up to the expansive city of Novigrad, having killed the griffin we saw in a video back at E3. We get a look around the city, and after chatting with the man who wanted the griffin dead, Geralt sets back out into the wilderness to continue along with a quest.

To get to his destination more quickly, we see how the fast travel system works, which requires you to visit a signpost just outside of the city. As is often the case with these systems, you need to have visited a location before you can fast travel to it. In this case, fast traveling saves a substantial amount of time--the video's narrator says it would have taken "at least 15 to 20 minutes at full gallop" on a horse.

Following a delay earlier this year, The Witcher 3 is planned for release on February 24 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more, check out our latest preview.

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charlieholmes
charlieholmes

You know, I'm interested in Witcher 3 a whole lot. But, how in the hell can anyone watch a 37 minute video of any game? I can't make it past 5 minutes of anything and I'm on to the next curiosity! Who has the time for all these videos put out nowadays?

The 5 minutes (or less) I saw looked great though!

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

This game looks good and i emphasize LOOKS. The thing I saw that disappointed me was how the main character interacted with things in the demo. I was hoping to see small touches in there like when he took the stuff out of the ravens nest. It would have been cool if they animated that stuff. Also interaction between npc and player character doesnt look seemless as one would expect in a 2014-15 Rpg. I feel the graphics look good but Im afraid that its gonna wind up like other games where its done to cover gameplay flaws...hope Im wrong..

garysingh34
garysingh34

I really hope this game looks and plays as good as it is made out to be in the full release 

couly
couly

Look at the detail in that city compared to any in Skyrim, unbelievable difference. 

ahmed343hassan
ahmed343hassan

that game is not that good i expected it is shame to stutter in such a gameplay demo looks like another watchdogs in the road even on high end pc plus it has sex

drodriguesaar
drodriguesaar

This game looks amazing. I think Im going to try it when released.

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

Every time I see The Witcher 3, I always think "I've never been more excited for a game", and then Cyberpunk 2077 flashes across my mind and I almost freak out. CD Projekt Red is on another level! 

henchman_72
henchman_72

Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Yes! Cannot wait for this game.

hoscba
hoscba

This game is going to be awesome!

dani_i89
dani_i89

For anyone that's b!tching, go and do it on a CoD article. This series deserved every once of cred it gets.

Evamorgana
Evamorgana

Bit petty of me but the way his hair moves annoys me. Real hair doesn't swing that much especially when it's that fluffy and short. And the dialogue sounds a little wooden.


The world looks gorgeous though. Especially the sky. Think I'm gonna do a lot of strolling around in this game, enjoying the sights. Can't wait.


I just LOVE Johnny. I want him as my little companion!



jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Do not watch people, it will make the wait that much worse. 

7Deuce
7Deuce

Seems laggy or stuttered...


I can't stand when games do that, even when running the best graphics you can buy. Hopefully it's because of the loss when uploaded...doesn't seem like it though.

manoogian
manoogian

damn this game is impressive. Too bad the voice acting sucks!

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

why are the dialogue choices and subtitles in like microsoft word font?

bbq_R0ADK1LL
bbq_R0ADK1LL

The level of detail puts games like Dark Souls 2 & Bound by Flame to shame. Every blade of grass looks like it has been carefully placed in the world, much like the Witcher 2 but on such a huge scale! Did you notice the ripples in the water as Geralt ran through, or the different ripples when he used the Aard sign? For a small Polish studio, this outshines even the big publishers in both aspiration & execution.

A lot of people say graphics don't matter but for me, it's all about immersion. I can really see myself getting lost in this world. I don't buy into the hype for most games, but based on their track record I'm really excited for The Witcher 3!

cws3e
cws3e

hope it is more interesting than part 2, that one had me bored to tears.

Rooten
Rooten

This game is going to be a masterpiece!

Deano
Deano

Just think of all the replayability with choices and imports from your witcher 2 saves

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

I think we have a new RPG king.

Leeric420
Leeric420

@couly Skyrim is also much older, look at a modded version of Skyrim though and you wouldn't be saying such things.

garysingh34
garysingh34

@couly please don't compare to skyrim - if skyrim was remade on new consoles or whenever bethesda do their next game, i'm sure we will see on par graphics

udubdawgz1
udubdawgz1

@Solid_Answers12 in all honesty, i believe it has a chance to be better than that.  (i hereby swear i will not read/watch any more info on the witcher 3 from this second forward...)

udubdawgz1
udubdawgz1

@dani_i89 being a long-time tes fan, all i can say, is that i'm loving everything i've seen so far.  and, having just bought tw2 a bit ago, i am absolutely lovin the game.

prickpear
prickpear

@Evamorgana 

I'm not sure where your complaints are coming from. They weren't going for a simulator when making this game, hence fire shooting out of Geralt's palm. His hair was given that "anime" flair, to give him personality.

When he starts a fire, why does the fire just appear, that's not real! Dude..... seriously.

Also, wooden text/voice acting? I hear nothing wrong with the voice acting.

remiaw
remiaw

@Evamorgana If I don't remember wrong you could choose hairstyle if you found a barber in witcher 2, so I guess in this also

MadKeloo
MadKeloo

@manoogian  Lol The voice acting is top notch, on par with games like ME or other big company games. I really don't understand what "sucks" so much in it.

manoogian
manoogian

I assume the original version is in polish language?

TheAlienElite
TheAlienElite

@bbq_R0ADK1LL To be fair, Bound By Flame looked pretty good for a fairly small company project. I just wish it had more content.

Evamorgana
Evamorgana

@prickpear 

Don't be so offended that I pointed out things I didn't like from what I saw- this is a COMMENTS section. You comment on things. From your own perspective. With your own opinion. I explained what my 'complaints' were- they came from my interpretation of what I saw.


I don't think they were going for 'anime flair' in this game. I'd say they were going for a photorealistic fantasy world. I highly doubt Geralt's hair was fashioned to embody his personality. His hair is definitely a trademark for his character. I don't think it's overly-weighted sway was meant to give him added 'liveliness' or what not.


If you contradict every comment you read on here you'll never leave the article. Unsurprisingly this is because everyone has their own opinion.


But let's not write an essay about it; it was only a comment.

Evamorgana
Evamorgana

@remiaw @Evamorgana 

That's cool. I like the hairstyle- It was the movement of his hair that I was referring to. And I don't find it that annoying that I'm going to cut it off- it's his look! I probably won't even notice it again.

prickpear
prickpear

@Evamorgana I'm not offended, I just think you're confused. No one was going for photo realistic anything. It's a fantasy game with fire shooting out of your hand. What photo realism are you talking about? If you think hair movement is unrealistic, then how does he start fires out of thin air? That's not realistic........ Yea, they WERE going for anime flair, cause the movement gives him character and makes him more memorable of a character. I'm sure they could have made everything plain boring, or have the hair not move a all, but they felt that level of movement to be how they wanted it for a reason.

Evamorgana
Evamorgana

@prickpear @Evamorgana 

'Photorealism' refers to the realism of the visuals. Meaning that the graphics in the game aspire to look like a photo of our world. Many games are designed to look photo-realistic. As technology has developed the degree of photorealism we can achieve has increased.


The content of the game is not entirely 'realistic'. Nobodies debating that; unless one does believe in unicorns.


It's ok that you think they 'were going for anime flair'. That's your opinion.