E3 2014: New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gameplay on Xbox One

CD Projekt has unveiled new gameplay footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at Microsoft's press conference.

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An agile Geralt was shown jumping and vaulting through the open world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at Microsoft's E3 press conference. This type of movement is new to the series, and appeared to work well in allowing Geralt to pursue his prey: a wild griffin. As he chased the beast through No Mand's Land, Geralt used his Witcher sense--now with its prior black and white filter removed--to follow the griffin's trail of blood.

Along the way he encountered a group of deserters and took them down with melee combat and magic skills. We saw Geralt finish the last bandit with a brutal, gory execution move that sliced the enemy in two. We also caught a brief glimpse of the game's inventory system and deep potion crafting mechanic.

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Discussion

158 comments
Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Ok, here we have learned a few things: 

- CD Project is one of the best studios we have in Europe.

- "Gamers" are unable to discuss about the game instead of comparing consoles.

- PC fanboys are far too obsessed with graphics and take too much pride in owning a piece of hardware.
- Gamespot comments section shares half its population with youtube. It's the only explanation for such a hi concentration of trash-talking

digigamerx
digigamerx

I think the game would look fantastic on ultra level on a PC, so don't judge what you see here on a last gen graphic(ATI 6000 series GPU) console. Especially with the washed out colours that the Xbox One has. Waiting to see what the recommended specs are and hope my gaming PC surpasses them as usual. 

tehpotato2345
tehpotato2345

people bitch about the graphics being not as good as they expected. 

guys, just be glad they're being honest and giving you what to expect on consoles.

jeez, gamers are really hard to satisfy nowadays.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Probably just the console version or poor quality vid,even AC5 looks bad because of the low quality video.I'm worried whether TW3 will run on my mid range rig.Gameplay looks interesting.

Navardo95
Navardo95

As much as I want to buy the game...the absolutely disgusting fanbase just stops me from getting this great game..

NeoBillbine
NeoBillbine

I know how to stop the stutter! Moar corez!!!

isshiah
isshiah

Hhhhhrrrrrnnngggg!!!!


Ahhhhh....


*lights cigarette*

Wogrim
Wogrim

Was looking pretty good until he used that cheap magic on the bandits, and the gryphon only took out a sliver of his health.

vadagar1
vadagar1

wow this game makes skyrim look like a piece of garbage :D


CD pro you are gods among men

vadagar1
vadagar1

ugh consoles


my eyes bleed from the angles and pixels

domisbatman
domisbatman

People are trying to throw it on consoles , NO . Throw it on X1 , that game can't even handle W3,never seen console game studder like this ever

hystavito
hystavito

I'm slightly worried that the world won't just have things happening that you can come across, but rather it will spawn little instanced things while you are traversing for other reasons, such as hunting that creature.  I realize for the demo they wanted to show the idea that you can happen upon other things when you're not expecting it, but things like the dialogue make me wonder if it's all pre-determined.  


I really would prefer to just find things, some random and some fixed like locations, but the key being that stuff happens just because, not because I'm on another "mission" and it decides to call up one of the matching submissions with accordingly related dialogue and such.

anarky23
anarky23

This comment section depresses me. Seriously, there are so many grafx whores and PC Master Race who just don't shut up.

heguain
heguain

I dunno I think there's something wrong with the vid..

pentraksil
pentraksil

Are people really complaining about graphics here? WTH is wrong with the graphics? It looks great...it will look even better on PC and even better after 8 months of polishing. Plus this is a crapy quality video. Wait for a download version and full HD to see it for real. (just like pre e3 trailer). Witcher 2 has amazing graphics but what is better here are the colors...they are much more fitting to the Witcher universe. It looks a lot better then 2 dunno what the complainers are talking about. It appears that Watch Dogs craze still didn't pass (and WD on ultra looks rly close to those first E3 trailers, people are overreacting).

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Also a lot of lame PC fanboys in the comments that make me ashamed to say I'm a PC player first... grow up guys, seriously, graphics don't make the world turn, even though they're absolutely awesome on some PC games... let console players enjoy what they have, no one likes an arrogant prick which is much of what I'm seeing.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

The game world looks really huge...   he covers a lot of space in that little teaser and still seems to have gone nowhere...  and their are 3 islands I believe... and underwater goodies.

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

LOL at the geniuses whining about the graphics. It's a Gamespot video for christ's sake & it's being played on the weaker of the 2 latest consoles. Of course the video isn't going to be as shiny & sparkly as you want.

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

And when I remember Witcher 1 was PC exclusive...

lilflipp
lilflipp

Dat last kill after the Axii doe. I dig the kill bill blood physics on that one :P

Rambolike
Rambolike

Looks epic.  Not my cup of tea, tho.  I have to believe there'll be some more polish before the game goes gold.

byzantine_chant
byzantine_chant

I gotta say that I wasn't really blown away by this at all.

cboye18
cboye18

I guess the best advice for next gen would be to go with the PC and the Wii U.

cacagrande1
cacagrande1

@Warlord_Irochi Yes. And then they don't shut up when a game is released and it does not run like they want it to on their precious machines. When will they learn that developers don't care about PC gamers. PC is just added weight on their backs. With the exception of a few developers such as CD Projekt, Valve, and Blizzard, but even they had to move into developing for consoles.

adamthegrim
adamthegrim

@Warlord_Irochi

>PC fanboys are far too obsessed with graphics and take too much pride in owning a piece of hardware.


Oh, and you console players don't? Get off your high horse.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Besides there's still 8 months and they themselves had stated that the game needs some finishing touches.

lammy94
lammy94

@Navardo95 Why does the fan base disgust you also why do they stop you from getting the game. You're missing out on a fantastic series that I would recommend to all gamers.

Foppe
Foppe

@Wogrim You expect them to die when they show their games?

Soundaholic92
Soundaholic92

@vadagar1 technology advances by a ton in 3 years. But still, excuse me while I go place my pre-order

Foppe
Foppe

@vadagar1 First people complain that it look too good to be consoles, now the exact same video look too bad...

Make up your mind.

yes_um_no_yeah
yes_um_no_yeah

@anarky23 Don't worry, they're just mad that they have no games to look forward to other than games that are coming to consoles anyways. They spam games that aren't even coming to PC and never will because they have nothing else to do with their lives other than wish console games would come to PC. They spend thousands of dollars upgrading their PC throughout the years and all they have to play is The Sims: On Mars Because We Ran of Ideas For Earth and Roller Coaster Tycoon 43: Zoo Edition. All they can really hope for is Half Life 3 and it's been about a decade since the last was released. Bunch of crybaby dopes.

emperiox
emperiox

@anarky23  it's ok to be jelly of the master race. We already know we're superior and won't rub it in more...we promise.

Goddammitj
Goddammitj

@pentraksil Yep. It certainly looks better than TW2, even on a great PC (though performance is unknown, Id assume this is running at 30fps). I dont get why people are saying otherwise. They must be comparing by memory. And Xbox has the least capability of all platforms now so its going to look even better for sure. Id be happy with it as it is.

praneet1
praneet1

@pentraksil Agreed. It looks terrific actually. But I was also surprised that the demo was on an Xbox One instead of a PS4. I wish they had done the demo on a PS4. It just looks to me like Xbox may have paid them some money to get them to demo on their console instead of Sony's. But then again, I have no idea what I am talking about. Who knows how they choose which platform to demo on at E3.

orbit991
orbit991

@nl_skipper It's not about arrogance just personal insecurity, it gives them some sense of self worth and accomplishment by saying they have better graphics....as strange as that is. I really like this IP btw even the rough around the edges first Witcher and am glad the console crowd gets to enjoy this game with improved gfx.

rad2071
rad2071

@Rambolike Well they have 8+ months to do it. I believe it'll be ready

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@byzantine_chant I think a lot of people not familiar with The Witcher will be let down due to excessive hype... but for me, a true fan of the series... that looked incredible for a little teaser of a side quest...

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

@cboye18 If you would of had a competent PC you wouldn't even say that. We have no generations and our games have been looking better than the consoles for almost a decade now.

Navardo95
Navardo95

@vadagar1 @anarky23 You know your place,virgin...will you be able to compare yourself with a person that has a social life?

byzantine_chant
byzantine_chant

@nl_skipper They sure are hyping it big time. I'm looking forward to it, but for some reason I never played any of them. Not sure why... there's just something about these games that push me away from them. Which is odd, because I love fantasy and sci-fi RPGs (Fallout 3, all Elder Scrolls games, Souls games, etc).


It's just odd. I can't figure it out. For some reason I "want" to like them, but it just never happens. LOL

cboye18
cboye18

@Darkhol0w @cboye18 Thing is I don't regret buying the PS2, but I do regret buying the PS3/Xbox 360 a little. This gen looks even more unimpressive :/ 


I haven't played on PC since Age of Empires III ...

lilflipp
lilflipp

@cboye18 @Darkhol0w Come back man! It's good really. Yeah I don't regret getting my PS3 either even if I played less than 10 games on it. Red Dead Redemption and MGS was worth it. Plus the bluray was actually pretty useful.