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New Witcher 3 GDC gameplay footage

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

New Witcher 3 gameplay footage was shown at GDC, demonstrating, it seems, on Nvidia's streaming tech, Grid.

Charismatic CD Projekt Red gameplay designer Damien Monnier can be heard narrating the demo, which shows Geralt in a forested area as the sun rises.

The appealing scene gets an applause before Monnier announces, "It's not even on the highest setting. We're saving this for when you buy the game - we want you to get a bit of a slap across the face." The rascal.

The footage does a good job of highlighting a typical open-world combat encounter with some wolves, which are dispatched easily here but - at earlier levels - sure bite hard.

Later, game hero Geralt can be seen deflecting arrows using a passive upgradable ability, a bit like a Jedi or Sith bats away blaster fire in Star Wars (although Geralt doesn't redirect the bolt back to its target).

Monnier also remarks about there being no lag when stream-controlling The Witcher 3 from the new Nvidia Shield console, although he probably would say that on stage during an Nvidia conference.

The Witcher 3 comes out 19th May on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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