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Witcher 3 inspired by Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Assassin's Creed

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt team will use lessons learned from Skyrim, Assassin's Creed 3 and Fallout: New Vegas to create the perfect RPG, according to the game's developers.

Witcher 3 director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz and his brother Mateus told GameInformer that the team looked to Skyrim for inspiration about how to create an open-world setting, but felt that the characters and missions were slightly generic.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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"I tried to remember five characters from Skyrim and name them from my memory, and I can't, because the storyline is very generic and exploring the world is cool but they missed it," Konrad Tomaszkiewicz explained.

"For sure we need to learn from them how to make open world, how to build the world to make these huge vistas and at the same time fill it with dungeons, adventures and stuff to do.

"But when we combine it with our knowledge from the previous games it will be the perfect RPG."

The brothers also revealed that in The Witcher 3, players would always have something interesting to do, something they felt was lacking outside of the main campaign in Assassin's Creed 3.

They also praised the Fallout: New Vegas approach to storytelling, but also felt that there was something missing.

'The Witcher 3' teaser image


Announced earlier this month, the game's world is said to be 30 times larger than the previous Witcher game, and bigger than the one seen in Skyrim.

Confirmed settings include "stormy islands to war-torn forests and a sprawling dark fantasy metropolis", while the story is said to see "a tired hero who wants to set things right but can't put down his swords until his conscience allows - if it ever does".

It was added that it won't feature any loading screens, and that monster hunting will be one of the new features available in the open setting.



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available on PC and "all high-end platforms available" in 2014, suggesting it will be released on next-generation consoles.

CD Projekt Red is also working on a futuristic new property titled Cyberpunk.

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