The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[a] is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by CD Projekt, based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the sequel to the 2011 game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Played in an open world with a third-person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who is looking for his missing adopted daughter on the run from the Wild Hunt: an otherworldly force determined to capture and use her powers. Players battle the game's many dangers with weapons and magic, interact with non-player characters, and complete main-story and side quests to acquire experience points and gold, which are used to increase Geralt's abilities and purchase equipment. Its central story has several endings, determined by the player's choices at certain points in the game.
Development began in 2011 and lasted for three and a half years. Voice recording took over two and a half years. The writing was infused with realistic aspects like moral ambiguity in a deliberate attempt to avoid simplification, impart authenticity, and reflect Sapkowski's novels. Central and Northern Europe was the basis of the game's world. REDengine 3 enabled the developer to create a complex story without compromising the game's open world. The music was composed by Marcin Przybyłowicz and performed by the Brandenburg State Orchestra.
The development team sought to incorporate elements of open-world gameplay, with many levels designed to be larger and more open to encourage free roam in exploration and combat, while the use of vehicles was introduced. Stealth play was also altered in order to increase realism. Furthermore, multiplayer was revamped to feature upgraded competitive and co-operative modes.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in May 2015, with a Nintendo Switch version slated for October 2019. The game received critical acclaim, with praise for its gameplay, narrative, world design, combat, and visuals, although it received minor criticism due to technical issues. It received numerous Game of the Year awards, and has been cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. It was also a commercial success, shipping over twenty million copies by June 2019. Two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, were also released to critical acclaim. A Game of the Year edition, with the base game, expansions and all downloadable content, was released in August 2016.
|OS||Windows 7 or newer|
|Processor||Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Graphics||NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection|
|Storage||15 GB available space|
|Sound Card||DirectX Compatible|
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