Articles tagged with cd projekt

Posted by Ben at 10:15
RockPaperShotgun are reporting that The Witcher 3 will have dlc, but more importantly if you're playing on PC, that dlc will be free.

CD Projekt are very much a PC developer, Witcher 2 notably had a huge update patch for free on the PC to coincide with the 360 release, they have no DRM (which has led to a bit of a spotlight on them regarding the Witcher 3 Xbox One release), and they regularly have sales.

Unfortunately, as have become apparent with the Xbox One drm issue, CD Projekt don't get that kind of control when it comes to the console releases of their games.
Its too early to talk specifics, but definitely all the DLCs and updates will be free, he said. Of course, well see what the platform holders will allow what we can do for free [on next-gen consoles]. I mean, there are different business models on consoles. From our standpoint, well definitely do everything we can to deliver the same experience across all platforms.

So don't hold your breath from free console dlc but there is a chance, or at least a chance that some of it will be free
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Posted by Ben at 06:04
Need to be careful with that title, but yes, the sequel to Bitparade's game of the year The Witcher 2 has been officially announced.

Details are fairly scarce so far but we do know it's going to be more open world, apparently 20% bigger than Skyrim's game world, involve horse riding, and will be coming to "all high-end platforms available".

The combat is getting a bit of an overhaul, and Geralt's spells are being improved, with things like the Igni fireball becoming more powerful. It sounds like the potions and alchemy will be just as, if not more important this time, same with having to find out some background about the monsters you'll face out in the world.

I'm a little rusty with my Witcher lore, but the Wild Hunt, if memory serves, are the demons who took Yennefer away from Geralt, and what took his memory. In this third game he has recovered his memory, which as someone who has only read one of the books and played one of the games, should help fill in some gaps for me.

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due in 2014, and is seemingly coming to at least PC and the next gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft
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Posted by Ben at 17:48
You might have noticed, but I really liked Witcher 2, so much so I bought a couple of the books. As you might imagine any talk of a sequel is going to get me fairly excited, so credit to Peace Walker over at NeoGaf for finding some hints about a Witcher 3 announcement

In the trailer for CD Projekt's upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 is a hidden message from the developer.

"And that's not all that's new. We are about the reveal our other project, which is much closer to being completed, and yes it will be a fully open-world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we're talking about. On the 5th of February it will be all clear."

There's only one game they could be talking about right? The "open-world" comment is a bit odd, I'd take an open-world Witcher game, but I suspect they mean it in the sense that you can go off and explore and pick up the odd side mission
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We dont see the idea [of DLC] as wrong, but we definitely dont like to see gamers treated like dairy cows that are primed for milking.

Adam Badowski- develolpment director at CD Projekt, tells Rock, Paper, Shotgun that The Witcher 2 will have a... 'friendlier' approach to DLC.
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Posted by Mark at 13:01
This is one of those awkward stories where, owing to our general lack of updates, I have to write a load of different stories as one article, so here goes.

Last week,, the CD Projekt-owned digital distribution service announced that they are changing the way their site detects where its customers live in order to avoid errors where the automatic detection might go wrong.

This has had the entirely unintentional effect of allowing Australian gamers to purchase a version of their new game, The Witcher 2 that hasn't been censored to fit that country's notoriously strict videogame censorship laws.

Edge did some asking around, and asked the Video Standards Council, the group tasked with overseeing UK censorship organisations the BBFC and PEGI, what they thought- and their answer was surprising, viewing such actions as an inevitability, and that the role of ratings boards should change, rather than creating even more stringent censorship laws:
The more benign censorship/ratings organisations will probably move away from the mandatory model and replace it with an advisory systems which puts the onus on consumers to make informed buying decisions through the provision of detailed consumer information.


In terms of online availability of such games, we do not believe that any such ramifications currently exist or can be enforced since any national restrictions are very difficult to enforce where, for example, content is delivered from a foreign server.
The group would continue to go on to say that they would still be of value without the backing of law, pointing out that people would still look to and trust ratings bodies even without the law.

This is an interesting viewpoint for two reasons- I've been of the view that the current system of media classification (and indeed, censorship) has been rendered outdated, unworkable and obsolete by the internet for some time, and it's good to see this realisation dawning upon people within its system.

It's also much more interesting as this flies in the face of current rumblings coming from government in the wake of Twitter breaching superinjunctions, leading some in govenment to consider regulating social media.

Either the VSC's acceptance must also reach the likes of Jeremy Hunt, and Twitter should be left to break superinjunctions, or they can chase random Tweeters around the world, and take on CD Projekt as well.
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