Witcher 3 has 100 hours of total playtime, dev says

CD Projekt Red claims main story accounts for 50 hours, with another 50 for "additional stories"; new screenshots released.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt boasts 100 hours of total playtime, developer CD Projekt Red said today. The main narrative accounts for about 50 hours, while "additional stories" add a further 50 hours, the company claimed.

In addition, CD Projekt Red released new images of The Witcher 3 today. Set on the islands of Skellige, the screenshots are based on an early version of the game.

They do not make use of new rendering technology, which will be used in the final game, the developer said. The Witcher 3 is due out in 2014 for "high-end" platforms, including the PlayStation 4.

For more information on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, GameSpot's previous coverage.

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382 comments
clst
clst

at last see ciri , THAT will be great .people who play the witcher 2 know there is 4 great ending and 16 total ending . on tw3 there will be a prologue ( beginning) like mass effect 2 fot ps4 user to make choice  because they don't play the 1 and the 2 . there will be 36 ending total and estimate 8 great ending

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

Confirmed : Geralt can swim , jump and use boat .  Game will support nVidia Phsyx on PC , no DX9 support . You can only drink potions outside the combat but since Geralt is Witcher , he can control his organs so you can activate the effect of the potion during combat (Now this is common feature or alchemy based skill ability , is yet to be confirmed) .

Assassin_M85
Assassin_M85

That rendering technology better be good. These images dont look next gen at all...

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

Well, I'll have no life for a while when this game gets released. That's for certain.

ishsgames
ishsgames

so anyone want to help me purchase a money blower? Its not for me but all of us. 

Gama_Forever
Gama_Forever

I do not ordinarily comment on anything anywhere, but as I am a long-time member of GameSpot, I will offer my voice on the matter: Wow. The Witcher 2 was the most complex game that I ever played, yet it was so very simple. The routes that you could take w/ character customization and leveling were superb. Combat was simply the best I've played in any RPG and I've played Dark Souls, all 3 Mass Effect games, Fallout, Skyrim, etc. The game originally looked superb and I played it on the Xbox. I even enjoyed the backwards difficulty (tough in beginning, easier towards end) because it made me feel like I was doing something. Storytelling was mature and handled correctly, even with the nudity. The only problems I found were with the map/waypoint (as others have said) and traveling. I do not mind a game w/o fast travel, but at least allow me to run. The jogging mechanic was BS. Also, hopefully next gen will take away load times: One can only hope. That all being said, I'm excited as you all should be too. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

Oh dear. 50 hours for the main campaign means there is some kind of grinding or filler content extended it out to be that long. I'd rather have 20 hours of well-paced main campaign and 80 hours of "additional stories".

Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

Shut up and take my money!!

Divad222
Divad222

I like games that make me want to walk around and dont make me feel forced to. If they can spice up travel, then i have no problem if they leave out a fast travel. 

New engine and new gen. Im definitely looking forward to what they'll make of it

myungish
myungish

They have my trust. I know they will not disappoint.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

You don't need to report anything else about the game, I'm already buying it.

saifssj6
saifssj6

40 hours or 100 hours..i dnt care.But i wont foget and forgive uyou guyz easily for ruining the combat in witcher 2.Stick to Witcher 1 this time

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

This is gonna be GOTY, for sure. Also, I hope this game does NOT have fast travel. That way, there would be no excuse to simply go from quest to quest and not experience the world around you. AND, it would be more realistic.

boomer0901
boomer0901

after 2 games you guys should know how to code by now, you made a 10000000.00% improvement over w1, but w2 even the enhanced version still had a lot of quirks in it, you can do better.  And for christs sake w2 he's a witcher a monster hunter, how about more monsters in the w3 and some decent AI, AI in w2 was a fucking joke.

tgwenz
tgwenz

including the 10 hour you spend walking around because there is no fast travel 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

More content is always good. Makes me feel like I spent $60 on a product that truly deserves it. Really excited about this coming to the PS4. Now I need to watch some playthroughs of the first two of the series so I can be up-to-speed.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

didn't they said last article that this game will be 20% bigger then skyrim? 

i knew they were lying 

but still, the witcher 2 was the best RPG ever made 

i can't wait to see how the witcher 3 will turn out 

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

@Assassin_M85 They said watching screenshots at this point is not worth it . The game is not only running in DX9 and old renderer but also is in alpha stage , not Beta . Final game will be DX11 and no DX9 support . This is really going to be next gen game . Latest interviews confirm that even alpha was looking a bit better than The Witcher 2 and TW2 looked phenomenal on PC .

Slade968
Slade968

@hadlee73 pretty early to make that call. And as amazing as the witcher 2 was I have faith that they will do a great job with this game. CD Projekt Red knows what they are doing and how to treat their customers. Don't let companies like EA/Activision make you too bitter (although it is hard).

RAD_RADIO
RAD_RADIO

@hadlee73 the Witcher 2 was nearly 50 hours... and that was anything but filler.

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

@saifssj6 So i take it that The Witcher 3 will have an even lesser combat system than the Witcher 2? Well, maybe having this game as a must for my PS4 is not top priority as of now, i'll just wait and see though.

Mamamf
Mamamf

@saifssj6 With that grammer i wouldn't forgive the teacher too

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

@PeterDuck i think that's a dumb idea because if that is the case then you could squeeze another 300 hours out a sand box game. Which translates to half of those hours to pure boredom due to all the unnecessary walking. It's fun to walk but not every freaking time.

Sardinar
Sardinar

@PeterDuck Yeah. If this game is at least as immersive and beautiful as Witcher 2, I'd ride mah horse for 2 hours if need be. 

CP2077
CP2077

@boomer0901 get out of here your nothing a but a fucking troll Boomer STFU

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

@Imperiacommando Seems good but i dont think it can compare to Demons Souls and Dark Souls combat system. I will give Witcher 3 a shot though as it will be the first of the series making the jump to PS.

krisk7
krisk7

@tgwenz No, there will be horses and most probably fast travel.

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

@thequickshooter best ever made?? Maybe clumsiest ever made. Fight controls are far from perfect in the witcher games.  Baldur's Gate serie ON PC still remains the top RPG both in depth,mechanics,replay value and story.

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

@thequickshooter 20%% bigger in size of the world than Skyrim . Here they are talking about quests and main story . No one lied .

Enundr
Enundr

@PcGamer4Ever1 @Assassin_M85 graphics are always subject to change till the game is actually released , look at Aliens CM for example , looked great , then the game launched and the graphics were nowhere near what was shown pre launch , infact WORSE. until the game is released things are always subject to change.

RAD_RADIO
RAD_RADIO

@RustedTruck650 @saifssj6 "But i wont foget and forgive uyou guyz easily for ruining the combat in witcher 2.Stick to Witcher 1 this time"
Please, disregard this ridiculous troll. I've played through both Witcher games multiple times, comparing the two game's combat systems is like comparing Checkers to Chess... the Witcher 2 obviously being Chess. Trust me, Witcher 2's combat is far superior in every single way.

Slade968
Slade968

@saifssj6 @PeterDuck its not about will power. It's about the developers creating a game where it doesn't feel like you need fast travel. Saying "just don't use fast travel" isn't really realistic in the games where it is designed to be used.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

@saifssj6 @PeterDuck 

Thats not how it works. Not everyone has strong will power. If the opportunity is there you may not be able to help yourself. There is no free will after all. 

CP2077
CP2077

@krisk7 @tgwenz they have already talked about there being fast travel in the game. they felt it was to big of a area and had to add it I don't really want fast travel (immersion Braking) but I guess they have to try and appease the Skyrim crowd.

boomer0901
boomer0901

@GamerOuTLaWz 

I do like how best ever made on w1/w2, when w1 was by far one of the boringst games ever made and horribly coded, w2 was a vast improvement on combat and potions, but where they improved they fell back in a few area's like quest tracking and creature AI was absolutly the horrible.  Best, maybe top 20, but best not a chance, they have a long way to go in this series, I would have liked to see what a good company like bethesda could have done with this story.  Sorry CP

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@PcGamer4Ever1 dude skyrim was like more then 300 hours of quests and exploration (a bit repedative, but the map was huge) 

still for me it's quality over quantity so yeah the witcher is much better 

petez34
petez34

@RAD_RADIO @RustedTruck650 @saifssj6 That's a matter of opinion. W2 combat was a spamming of lmb rmb, and for me, found it sort of boring compared to the timing based c.s. of 1. Comparing the W2 system to chess!...well, have you ever played chess? didn't think so.

Sardinar
Sardinar

@PeterDuck @saifssj6 Neither do developers have strong will power to not put fast travel into the game. There is no free will after all.

Sardinar
Sardinar

@boomer0901 @CP2077 It's not that people don't want to agree with you, they simply can't. You didn't provide a single specific example to which others can relate. You're probably trolling anyways. 

boomer0901
boomer0901

@CP2077 @boomer0901 

I'm sorry I'm critical about games, but I've been around long enough to see every type of game over the last 3 decades.

Geralt is a superb lead in any video game, I don't think CD or their coding does him justice, these games could have been better especially W1, it a was a travesty of a game.  I don't care if you agree with me or not, it's an opinion and people should get both sides.   W2 was a vast improvment, so maybe W3 they can finally do a create character like Geralt Justice. 

Sardinar
Sardinar

@CP2077 @krisk7 @tgwenz Yeah, I don't want it either. I might purposely avoid it for the sake of immersion. PC modders will take it out of the game if need be. :)

MajahretDiviera
MajahretDiviera

@thequickshooter @PcGamer4Ever1 one distinction to point out, they said 50 hours for story in the witcher 3, something which skyrim can not match, since you can essentially beat the game in about 2-3 hours when just running through the story. And like you said, while you could get more hours out of it, it was all a bit repetitive and a lot of it was just extra fluff to make the game seem bigger than it is. Plus to me the combat in Skyrim is far less enjoyable than the witchers combat, since the game has better animations and there is more weight to each attack. but i guess my last point would be more of a subjective, and personal taste kind of issue.