Witcher 3 Considering "Insanity" Mode That Would Wipe Saves When You Die

CD Projekt Red currently contemplating ideas for ways to approach uber-tough difficulty option.

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Polish developer CD Projekt Red is working on an "Insanity" difficulty mode for open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that sounds like it would certainly live up to that distinction.

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During a recent Twitch live-stream, CD Projekt Red developers said they couldn't reveal too much about the Insanity mode, since it's still in development, but did confirm that one idea being tossed around is that dying even once would wipe your entire game save.

CD Projekt Red's overall goal for Insanity mode is to make it incredibly punishing but still fun, developers said, as reported by Game Informer. The developer didn't reveal any other ideas it had for Insanity mode, and it should be noted that nothing has been finalized.

By comparison, 2011's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings had two enhanced difficulty modes: Insane and Dark. Both ramped up enemy difficulty and punished you severely for dying.

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