The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

A majestic, earthy open-world adventure with great integrity and personality, this is the best role-playing game in years.

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Digital FoundryIn Theory: Is a Switch port of The Witcher 3 actually viable?

Rumours suggest it's happening, but if true, the technical challenges are immense.

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FeatureThe Irishness of The Witcher 3's Skellige

Useless to think you'll park and capture it more thoroughly.

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It's our first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in Netflix's The Witcher

UPDATE: Triss Merigold actress revealed as well.

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FeatureA brief history of drug use in video games

Tripping meatballs from Mario to Cyberpunk.

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FeatureThe future of GOG: mod support, Steam rivalry and problematic tweets

"Every game you buy which includes DRM is, in a way, inferior."

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FeatureVideo games and the life of summer

Starring Witcher 3, Firewatch and Dishonored 2.

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Today is the third anniversary of The Witcher 3

So let's remember why it's one of the best games of the generation.

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FeatureThe allure of medieval weaponry

The sword cuts many ways.

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Digital FoundryWhat's up with The Witcher 3 patch 1.61 on PS4 Pro?

HDR support added and performance upgraded, but 4K visuals take a hit.

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Digital FoundryThe Witcher 3's Xbox One X patch delivers in spades

4K and performance modes tested by Digital Foundry.

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The Witcher 3 Xbox One X patch released, has two graphics modes

A separate PS4 Pro HDR patch coming soon too.

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CD Projekt Red: "We leave greed to others"

Witcher maker tries to calm Cyberpunk 2077 concerns.

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CD Projekt Red: "This approach to making games is not for everyone"

The Witcher maker responds to issues of studio morale.

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The Witcher 3 PS4 Pro update has arrived

Crach an Craite of your finest open!

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Unseen footage from a forgotten Witcher game

History could have taken us drowner a very different path.

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Turbulent development of Destiny, Witcher 3, Uncharted 4 and more revealed in new book

"To some people at Bungie, this felt like a necessary hail Mary…"

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The Witcher 3 trailer Killing Monsters remade in MS Paint

Easely the best thing you'll see today.

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New Witcher 3 mod turns Geralt into Tony Hawk

If I die before I wake, at least in Skellige I can skate.

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FeatureMaking Cyberpunk: when Mike Pondsmith met CD Projekt Red

"This is pretty posh for a bunch of guys working in a broom closet."

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The Witcher Netflix series begins production

UPDATE: CDPR wishes it "all the best". Doug Cockle not involved - yet.

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FeatureAll work and no play

In praise of video game rest.

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CD Projekt Red confirms old forum hack

Witcher you are affected?

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FeatureThe voice behind The Witcher

How a Bournemouth lecturer became Geralt of Rivia.

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Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Mix of old and new, big and small.

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That's one hell of a Witcher cosplay calendar

Maybe not for the kitchen wall. Or work. Pictures inside.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Main Quest walkthrough

A full guide to the main storyline in The Witcher 3's final expansion.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Secondary Quests

A guide to every one of the expansion's side-quests.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Where to find all the Witcher Gear

Upgrade plans for Ursine, Feline, Wolven, Griffin and Manticore equipment.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Mutations explained

The expansion's new upgrade system explained.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine guide

All quests and contracts, Witcher Gear locations, and the new Mutations system explained.

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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine - Contracts

Kill monsters, get money; a guide to completing all the DLC's bounty hunts.

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The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone walkthrough and guide

Our essential guide to the game's Hearts of Stone update.

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The Witcher 3 - Wraith from the Painting, Iris' Greatest Fear, Olgierd

The next part of our Hearts of Stone walkthrough.

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The Witcher 3 - Without a Trace, Rose on a Red Field, Drakenborg

How to finish up all of the secondary quests in Hearts of Stone.

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The Witcher 3 walkthrough

Our comprehensive walkthrough for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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The Witcher 3 - White Orchard: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra quests located in the White Orchard region of The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3 - Velen: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra quests located in the Velen region of The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3 guide

How to craft the most important items, find every ingredient, track down every beast and win more games of Gwent.

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The Witcher 3: Missing Brother

How to complete the Missing Brother Witcher Contract.

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The Witcher 3: Shrieker

How to complete the Shrieker Witcher Contract.

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The Witcher 3 - An Elusive Thief

How to complete the next Contract, An Elusive Thief.

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The Witcher 3 - Novigrad: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra content located in the Novigrad region of The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3 - Places of Power: where to find all fifteen

The locations of every Place of Power in The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3 - Devil By The Well: how to kill the noonwraith

Our guide to the first Contract in The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3 - Jenny o' the Woods: how to kill the nightwraith

How to complete the Jenny o' the Woods Witcher Contract in Velen.

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The Witcher 3 - Battle Preparations, The Sunstone, pearl diver, Ermion, Eyvind

How to complete Battle Preparations and The Sunstone.

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The Witcher 3 - The Merry Widow

How to kill Mourntart in the next Velen Contract.

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The Witcher 3 - Contracts guide

How to find and finish up every Contract in The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3 - Skellige Isles: Secondary Quests and Witcher Contracts

Our guide to the extra content located in the Skellige Isles region of The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3 - Gwent: tips and tricks for winning more games

Our essential tips for winning more games of Gwent.

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The Witcher 3 - Dragon Contract: how to kill the forktail

How to complete the first Skellige Isles Contract.

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The Witcher 3 - Here Comes the Groom Contract

How to complete Here Comes the Groom in Skellige Isles.

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The Witcher 3 - Missing Son: how to kill Morvudd

Our essential guide to murdering Morvudd.

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The Witcher 3 - Muire D'yaeblen Contract

Our guide to completing the next Contract in the game.

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FeaturePutting the magic back into magic in fantasy games

On the fantasy authors and ideas about sorcery game designers could learn from.

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Gwent closed beta delayed until October

"Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline."

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PlayStation Store summer sale looks surprisingly good

David Dickinson would be so excited.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted

UPDATE: CDPR confirms game in a statement.

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Big Xbox summer sale kicks off tomorrow

The Division! The Witcher 3! Halo 5! More!

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VideoWatch: Seven games made better by DLC

It's this week's Eurogamer Show.

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Standalone Witcher card-game Gwent announced

UPDATE: Confirmed for PS4 too.

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Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

New expansion compared on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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VideoWatch: The first 30 minutes of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

Alarming sex scene and charming easter egg also available.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt patch 1.2 adds enemy level-scaling and a lot more

A book that shows missing Gwent cards and where to find them!

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Digital FoundryDoes The Witcher 3 expansion fulfil the original graphics promise?

Digital Foundry on Blood and Wine's impressive new area.

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Don't expect Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 - or any time soon

"We still have a lot of work to do..."

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Don't expect The Witcher 4 any time soon - or maybe ever

"I can assure you we are not working on another Witcher."

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Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is "a graphics upgrade from the base game"

"It's like a fresh development," says CD Projekt Red.

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No new content for The Witcher 3 after Blood and Wine comes out

"This is the last thing we deliver and we focus on Cyberpunk."

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New Witcher 3 Blood & Wine screenshots are vibrantly colourful

Careful not to Châteauneuf-du-Pape yourself with excitement.

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It's been a great year for Witcher 3 dev CD Projekt. Now what?

Witcher expansion! Cyberpunk 2077! And... virtual reality?

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture nominated for 10 BAFTA Game Awards

Her Story, Witcher 3, Life is Strange tipped for prizes.

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FeatureGames of 2015 no 5: The Witcher 3

This Christmas, I give you my heart.

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VideoThe games of 2015 we (shamefully) missed

In this week's Eurogamer show.

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GOG.com winter sale deals now live

Witcher 3 is £25, Pillars of Eternity half price.

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Green Man Gaming will now tell you where game keys come from

Transparency follows spat with Game Deals subreddit.

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Witcher feature film planned for 2017, will begin a series

Doesn't have anything to do with CD Projekt Red.

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The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone screenshots

Includes some mild spoilers.

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First Witcher 3 expansion gets a release date

Hearts of Stone for Geralt characters level 30 or higher.

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The Witcher 3 sells 6m copies in six weeks

And had a development budget of £53m, CD Projekt reveals.

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FeatureI was there when The Witcher 3 launched

As the Game of the Year Edition arrives, we take a look back.

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Witcher 3 mod tools released

UPDATE: Players upset over lack of REDKit.

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Digital FoundryThe Witcher 3 patch 1.08 boosts console performance

UPDATE: Disabling post-processing improves PS4 frame-rates still further, video analysis added.

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The Witcher is getting a pen-and-paper RPG

Developed by Cyberpunk 2020 company R.Talsorian Games

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The Witcher 3 is getting a New Game Plus mode

UPDATE: And here's how it works.

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Digital FoundryShould you install The Witcher 3 patch 1.07?

Valuable gameplay features added, but performance takes a hit on consoles.

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The Witcher 3 sells 4m copies in two weeks

"... a sign that we did something right."

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GOG Summer Sale 2015 kicks off with Witcher 3 discount

UPDATE: Ethan Carter for £6, Sunless Sea for £7.50, and loads more.

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This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

FINAL UPDATE: New Game Plus mode out now on PC and Xbox One. PS4 by tomorrow.

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The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

UPDATE: Fuller, more voluptuous patch notes released.

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Splatoon is Wii U's fastest-selling new franchise in UK

But not enough to topple The Witcher 3.

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Digital FoundryDoes The Witcher 3's latest patch fix console performance?

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 re-tested with update 1.03.

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Digital FoundryWhat does it take to run The Witcher 3 at 1080p60?

Digital Foundry's guide to the best CPUs and graphics cards for CD Projekt Red's epic.

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Digital FoundryFace-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

To what extent can PS4 and Xbox One match the fully maxed PC experience?

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FeatureDoes Nvidia HairWorks really "sabotage" AMD Witcher 3 performance?

Digital Foundry benchmarks high-end GPUs from both manufacturers.

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Digital FoundryPerformance Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

PS4 and Xbox One tested head-to-head, with some very mixed results.

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EssentialThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

Out now in a new complete edition, this is a landmark RPG.

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Digital FoundryShould you install The Witcher 3's day one patch?

UPDATED: Initial impressions of update 1.01 on PS4 added ahead of full performance analysis.

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New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

If you go down to the woods today...

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Xbox One, PS4 battle with rival Witcher 3 console deals

PS4 just £279 with Tesco code, Microsoft bundles in Ori.

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Witcher 3 on Xbox One uses dynamic scaling to boost resolution

Five minute gameplay video shows 900p to 1080p range.

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The Witcher 3 PC is £32.49 at Green Man Gaming

UPDATE: Promotion is over, but will return later.

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New Witcher 3 dev diary and live gameplay Q&A

UPDATE: Yesterday's video in full and why Dice Poker isn't in the game.

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Watch nine minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

Xbox YouTube channel advertises PC gameplay.

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New Witcher 3 trailer has a bit of it all

"Drink with me you c**ksucker!"

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to receive two major expansions

Dev pegs them at 30 hours of content combined.

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Geralt's beard grows as you play Witcher 3

"The longest is really long but it's not Gandalf-long."

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The Witcher 3 was going to include ice-skating - but it was cut

Plus an all-new, extended look at the game in action.

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New Witcher 3 GDC gameplay footage

"It's not even on the highest setting."

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VideoVideo: Can The Witcher 3 get side quests right?

An open world needn't be a boring world.

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The Witcher 3 PC system requirements revealed

Yennefer sure whether to upgrade.

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Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

"We don't want to release the game with bugs."

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed again, now due May 2015

"We set the release date too hastily."

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CD Projekt announces generous Witcher 3 DLC plan

All 16 pieces free for everyone.

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The extravagant Witcher 3 intro cinematic is here

You'll never see crows in the same way again.

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EGXThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to be demoed live on EGX show floor

CD Projekt to show off its stunning 2015 role-player.

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GOG.com adds movies section with documentaries aimed at gamers

Tries to convince Hollywood to sell TV shows and movies DRM-free.

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Here's a 35 minute The Witcher 3 gameplay video

E3 and Gamescom presentation unveiled.

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The Witcher 3 includes Gwent, a Hearthstone-esque card game

UPDATE: CD Projekt issues statement on Xbox One-exclusive physical items.

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Digital FoundryTech Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Digital Foundry on CDPR's stunning new engine, and its plans to treat PC and console owners equally.

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Witcher Adventure Game closed beta invites go out

For those who pre-ordered The Witcher 3 on GOG.

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The Witcher 3's next-gen wolf fur in action

"Our ultra is pretty much the peak in games."

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Huge Witcher 3 leak reveals ending details, monsters, plot

"We strongly advise against accessing them," CD Projekt Red says.

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FeatureThe Witcher game that never was

Made in Poland but not by CD Projekt Red.

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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets February release date, new trailer

Collector's Edition comes with a figurine of Geralt slaying a griffin.

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Watch CD Projekt's Witcher 3 and GOG press conference here at 7pm

UPDATE: Box art and standard edition extras revealed.

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Witcher 3 dev vows: "no exclusive content for any platform"

But teases "marketing cooperation" with platform holder at E3.

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CD Projekt Red promises "no more delays" for The Witcher 3

"This is not our first game; we are not newbies."

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The Witcher 3 may run slightly better on PS4 than Xbox One

"It's more of a PR differentiation," says CD Projekt.

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Witcher dev CD Projekt announces mobile game

UPDATE: Has been in development for a year.

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GOG ditches regional pricing plan, apologises

"Yes, it means we might miss out on some games, but at the same time GOG.com will remain true to its values."

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The Witcher 3 delayed to February 2015

"We're sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would."

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Departed Witcher 3 devs: "There is no bad blood"

"We did everything to make sure nothing bad happens."

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FeatureEurogamer readers' most anticipated games of 2014

Your top 10 choices for the year ahead.

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FeatureDevelopers' Most Anticipated Games of 2014

Titanfall! Destiny! The Witcher 3! The Last Guardian (hopefully)!

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The Witcher 3 continues to look incredible

UPDATE: now watch the VGX trailer in 1080p.

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FeatureSeeing Red: The story of CD Projekt

How the studio behind The Witcher went from a Polish car park to open world glory.

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CD Projekt RED teases Dark Horse collaboration

The Witcher graphic novel to be revealed at New York Comic Con?

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"I used to be excited... but then I took 200 miles to the knee"

Witcher 3 dev tackles open world concerns.

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VideoHunting down fresh details on The Witcher 3

Ian chats to CD Projekt about the hot next-gen RPG.

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FeatureWhere are the Xbox One role-playing games?

Phil Spencer on the Xbox One launch lineup, Japan and more.

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Lavishly gruesome new Witcher 3 cinematic

What constitutes a monster?

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FeatureThe Witcher 3: the other monster hunter

The new antagonists aren't the only Wild Hunt in this impressive role-player.

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FeatureThe next-generation will be open-world

Ubisoft and more on connected freedom.

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CD Projekt Red opening new studio to make one of two smaller, roughly 20-hour games

It's located in the historic, student-rich city of Kraków.

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The Witcher 3 E3 2013 screenshots

Behold the serrated bread-knife sword.

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Poland and Portugal not supported at Xbox One launch, importing near ruled out

Can't activate games with XBL account registered in unsupported region.

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Staunchly anti-DRM Witcher 3 dev CD Projekt responds to Xbox One policy concerns

UPDATE: "We couldn't simply not release The Witcher 3 on Xbox One."

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General consumption screenshots of The Witcher 3

With no magazine watermarks, cough.

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The Witcher 3: no QTEs, a 50-hour quest, no XP for killing, only for quests

UPDATE: Newer, unwatermarked screenshots of The Witcher 3.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt confirmed for PlayStation 4 in 2014

Will launch simultaneously on all high-end platforms.

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Witcher 3 dev says Skyrim's story and quests were "generic"

"I tried to remember five characters..."

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Screenshots of next-gen RPG The Witcher 3

Update: It won't be the final Witcher game.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced for 2014

It's open world and bigger than Skyrim, apparently.

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Secret Witcher 3 message in lavish new Cyberpunk 2077 CGI video

"We are about to reveal our other project which is much closer to being completed."