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Surprise: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Confirmed For PS4

February 21, 2013 Written by Sebastian Moss

Ever since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced for “all the high-end platforms” that will be out in 2014, we pretty much knew that it’ll be coming to PS4. Still, it’s nice to hear it officially.

CD Projekt RED’s upcoming open-world RPG will launch on the PS4 in 2014, the developer confirmed. Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio, said:

We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4. It was an exciting moment to be invited to be in the company of other legendary developers like  Bethesda, EA, LucasArts, Ubisoft or Activision as one of the teams working on titles shipping early in the PlayStation 4′s lifecycle. Of course, we couldn’t reveal any specifics about this to our fans, even though many journalists and forum members asked about when and how The Witcher might show up on Sony’s console. After yesterday’s PlayStation Meeting we can finally promise: The Witcher 3 is coming to the PlayStation 4. The new hardware gives us the opportunity to create something great. We are able to work with the new console from its birth and this allows our in-house REDengine 3 to push the graphical limits of what the PlayStation hardware can display. The console is fresh and has some innovative solutions that we’re looking forward to using in our game.

Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt SA, added:

It’s a real pleasure to cooperate with Sony. Combining CD Projekt RED’s unique artistic vision and tech with the capabilities of PlayStation 4 will make The Witcher 3 a truly next-gen RPG. With Sony’s new hardware and our new engine, there are no limits to what we can create in the process of realizing our vision for Geralt’s dark fantasy world.

It’s also pretty much guaranteed that the game will also be out on the next Xbox but, until it is officially announced, developers can’t say so.

If you missed yesterday’s show, here’s what happened.