The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED’s next-gen sequel to its hit mature RPG franchise, might include a multiplayer mode, according to studio boss Adam Badowski.
“We’re thinking about something,” Badowski told Eurogamer when questioned about multiplayer, “but I cannot explain it now. You can expect some information later on. Sorry for that!”
Asked if it could be similar to The Witcher 2‘s Dark Arena mode, Badowski said, “I don’t think so.”
The Witcher 3 will be the first entry in the series to appear on a PlayStation platform (while The Witcher 2 appeared on Xbox 360, it skipped PlayStation 3). According to Badowski, CD Projekt RED was one of the first studios to receive a PlayStation 4 developer kit. They’ve had it at least “six months for sure.”
“This time around the situation is much easier for developers,” he said about the console. “It’s a good approach.
“It’s powerful, but it’s too early to compare [to PC] because they are first iterations of technology. We have to wait for a while to judge. I cannot tell you details and… it’s quite a difficult situation!”
Asked if the game would also come to the nex generation Xbox, Badowski told Eurogamer, “I cannot, err, I cannot… tell you.”
Some have questioned The Witcher 3‘s visuals, claiming it visually doesn’t appear to be a next generation RPG. But Badoswki reassured fans that the shots are from a version of the game powered by an old renderer, which will be improved.
“The overall visual quality is very important to us,” he said. “High-quality visuals are our trademark.”
The Witcher 3 is due for PlayStation 4, PC, and other high-powered platforms (next Xbox) at the end of 2014.