The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not be sacrificed for ratings

In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding Saints Row 4 and the Australian Classification Board, CDProjekt RED's Agnieszka Szostak has revealed to


In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding Saints Row 4 and the Australian Classification Board, CDProjekt RED's Agnieszka Szostak has revealed to Games.On.Net that the company's upcoming game—The Witcher 3: Wild hunt—will not be changed because of whatever rating it may get.

"We don't create the game with any specific rating in mind," Szostak told Games.On.Net. "We implement in it things we believe will create the best gaming experience. Whether those are meaningful choices, deep relationships between characters, sex scenes, bloody combat or curses."

Szostak states that games' ratings come second to making the game that the developers set out to. "Putting money, wide audience, ratings, sales charts on the first place is a wrong way fo doing it," says Szostak. "If the game is good and gamers will enjoy it money will follow."

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not be sacrificed for ratings

The studio hopes that the game's context justifies its "offensive" scenes

 

Recently, the game's Producer Marek Ziemak had revealed some of Geralt's new abilities. According to Ziemak, Geralt will have new offensive and defensive abilities, as well as items and potions.

"You have new ways to dodge enemies and parry their blows," he said. "But also, for each magical sign, you can use two versions of it. One is extended. For example, the Igni sign has a constant flamethrower thing whereas there's also single, more destructive blow of fire. This is one of the new elements. We're also introducing new alchemical potions, and other minor elements that will change the experience."

Other new features of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt include the lack of load times. The game will also have a save-anywhere-you-want mechanic. It will also have a fast travel system in place for areas that Geralt has already visited. Considering the fact that this will be the studio's last Witcher game, it will have 36 different endings that will finish off the story of Geralt.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to hit PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.