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The Witcher 3 delayed to February 2015 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC
CD Projekt Red's hotly anticipated role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed from fall 2014 to February 2015. CD Projekt Red management announced the news today in an open letter to fans, which is posted in full below.
The studio said it could have released The Witcher 3 this fall as originally intended for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but explained that the extra few months of development time should allow the game to achieve a level of quality that will set it apart from other role-playing games.
"We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game's final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious," CD Projekt Red said. "We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015."
The Witcher 3 is in development for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Versions of the game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are not in development because bringing an uncompromised version of the ambitious role-playing game to those systems would be "impossible," according to CD Projekt Red CEO Marcin Iwinski. The game is "fairly close" to maxing out the power of the Xbox One and PS4, Iwinski said in an interview from January.
For more on The Witcher 3--which promises 36 possible endings and more than 100 hours of total gameplay--check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
"Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world--and that's most important. We've created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice--all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.
We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.
Dear gamers--we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We're sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.
Dear shareholders--we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality--more than any other factor--determines a game's success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms."
Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-witcher-3-delayed-to-february-2015-for-xbox-one-ps4-and-pc/1100-6418237/

Ouch... :( The GOTY is delayed... Oh well, i guess it'll be 2015's GOTY then. ^_^

#522

i tried the original witcher once.. very long ago.. so i wasnt good at the controls and stopped playing..

so what type of game play does witcher 2 resemble? i would probably start at witcher 2, as 1 is way to old to start just for the story line..

PS: WOW at watchdog requirements.. even though i am way above them , still that is a huge system requirement..


#523

^ Witcher 2 is much better than Witcher 1 in almost all aspects. You can go ahead and skip W1 and directly jump on W2!

Withcer 2 is really one of the best ARPG games ever made. The story, characters, graphics, music, gameplay, literally everything about it screams quality.

Do keep in mind that you may NOT like it as it is very mature and not for everyone's taste. But do give it a shot, it deserves that much.


#524

Hmm, guess I'll have to delay my new build till witcher 3 is released. When's the next Intel lineup coming Upsilon ?


#525

^ Broadwell should be launching by the end of this year.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2453384,00.asp

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/processors/intel-shows-off-next-gen-broadwell-intel-core-microarchitecture-1180558


#526

I wonder if Broadwell will have better overclockability compared to Haswell? I've heard Haswell has some thermal issues if coupled with inadequate cooling equipment.


#527

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^ Witcher 2 is much better than Witcher 1 in almost all aspects. You can go ahead and skip W1 and directly jump on W2!

Withcer 2 is really one of the best ARPG games ever made. The story, characters, graphics, music, gameplay, literally everything about it screams quality.

Do keep in mind that you may NOT like it as it is very mature and not for everyone's taste. But do give it a shot, it deserves that much.

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The mature part is exactly why i am looking forward towards this game.. but the question still remains.

is it the bad awkward reversed controls like dragon age? is the combat and slow and lethargic like neverwinter nights? or faster paced like fable or dark siders? do you have to go through lots of controls and menus , and too many upgrade combinations fr spells? this is the problem i am concerned with..


#528

Combat is a lot better in witcher 2. Still, if you find it lacking, then you should give this a try. This was released officially by CD Projekt RED themselves. Makes the combat alot more satisfying, and challenging.

http://redkit.cdprojektred.com/index.php?c=mod&m=show&p=77


#529

^ Witcher 2 it is then :)


#530
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD headed to Steam
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD will release on PC via Steam later this month, Konami has announced.
Konami said that the game’s enormous boss fights will be brought to “vivid life” in the PC version’s HD presentation. The PC version will also include online leaderboards, a Boss Rush Mode, and Steam Achievements.
Mirror of Fate originally launched exclusively for the 3DS in March 2013, while the updated HD version came to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in October of that year. The game introduces Trevor and Simon Belmont and mixes platforming and action gameplay. Konami has yet to announce a price, but Mirror of Fate was released for $15 on other platforms.
For more on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD, check out our review, which found it to be a great improvement over the original 3DS release.
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#531

has anyone ever played those castlevania games? how are they like? was there any recent castlevania on PC?


#532

^ Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 was just released about 3 weeks ago. The reviews and user comments are mostly positive about it.

Personally i haven't played any recent Castlevania game, but i intend to give them a try now.


#533

Okey.. do let me know what time of game play style it is.. seems interesting..


#534

http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/castlevania-lords-of-shadow-2-review/1900-6415677/

^ Watch the video review, you'll get a proper idea about it's gameplay.


#535

Leaked Images Reveal One Of This Fall's Two Assassin's Creed Games

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One of this fall's big Assassin's Creed games, called or code-named Unity, is set at least partly in 18th-century Paris, according to early leaked screenshots obtained by Kotaku.P

These screenshots, sent to me by a source who requested anonymity, show Unity's new assassin roaming around what appears to be Paris. You can see Notre Dame, the Seine River, and other Parisian landmarks, and the shots are very clearly from an early version of the game.P

What's more, this is just one of two major Assassin's Creed games that will be out later this year, according to a number of sources. Unity will be for the current-gen consoles—Xbox One and PS4—while a second game, possibly called or code-named Comet, will be released on Xbox 360 and PS3. Presumably one or both versions will also be on PC. Sorry, Nintendo fans: I haven't yet heard anything about Wii U.1P

This information comes both from web chatter and our own conversations with developer sources. For months now we've heard rumors and rumblings about what could be the next installment in Ubisoft's popular assassin-parkour series, which has been released on an annual schedule for five years now. There's been a new major Assassin's Creed every fall since 2009.P

Interesting as all this is, the prospect of two major AC games this fall is particularly noteworthy. Some might be excited that Ubisoft is liberating their teams from the shackles of cross-gen development for Unity, which won't have to make any compromises to fit into last-gen hardware. But some critics have already accused Ubisoft of milking the Assassin's Creedfranchise—in the past five months alone we've seen Black Flag, the mobile game Pirates, the HD remakes of Liberation, and an Assassin's Creed board game called Arena. Two new games this fall could add to Assassin's Creed's reputation as an overused series.P

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A few weeks ago, rumors about Unity popped up on the gaming forum NeoGAF, and were later corroborated by Examiner's Nicholas Gigante, who has been correct about Ubisoft-related rumors in the past. The gist: Unity is one of two Assassin's Creed games this fall; Unity is set during the French Revolution; Unity stars an assassin named Arno. This all matches up with rumblings we've heard in conversations with our own developer sources. It also meshes with the screenshots we've obtained (all posted below).2P

Last month, Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond told AdWeek that the next game in the franchise would be set during her "favorite historical era." A fake internal e-mail in last year'sAssassin's Creed IV hinted at a number of potential historical settings for future games in the series, one of which was the French Revolution. Last year at E3, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot told Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo that they had three Assassin's Creeds in development.

When reached by Kotaku this morning, Ubisoft declined to comment on this story.P

You can see all of the leaked screenshots below. It's worth noting: these are early screenshots of an unfinished game. The final product will likely look different, and we hear the textures will look much better when Unity is out later this year. (Also, some of these city plazas will probably look less empty.)4P

One notable new feature: there are now buttons to "parkour" up and down. I hear this is part of a new Assassin's Creed navigation mechanic that will debut when Unity releases this fall.P

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You can reach the author of this post at jason@kotaku.com or on Twitter at @jasonschreier.

Source: http://kotaku.com/leaked-images-reveal-one-of-this-falls-two-assassins-1547111652


#536

how about Assassins creed : 1974 ?


#537

^ Featuring Dr Tankana :lol:


#538

Soon there will be Assassins Creed:the making of MGS! :P


#539

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^ Featuring Dr Tankana :lol:

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that would be cool...


#540

New Assassin's Creed game confirmed for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

A new video posted today on Ubisoft's French YouTube account reveals Assassin's Creed: Unity, the next game in the action series. According to the video, it is in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There's no mention of a Wii U version.

"Next-gen starts here," the video says. The game is set during the French Revolution.

After the video broke, Ubisoft officially confirmed Assassin's Creed: Unity, which the publisher says has been in development for more than three years. "Many more exciting details" about the game will be announced in the future.

Earlier this week, several in-development images of Assassin's Creed: Unity leaked, showing off the game's 18th century France setting. A separate Assassin's Creed game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is also reportedly in the works, but no mention was made of that today.

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-assassin-s-creed-game-confirmed-for-xbox-one-ps4-and-pc/1100-6418460/

It's confirmed... Not that it needed a confirmation. :P