With the incredible success enjoyed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, more role-playing games are emboldened to pursue the open world experience. Count The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt among them.

Abandoning the zoned environments of its predecessors, The Witcher 3 embraces a wide open world filled with towns to visit, side quest to pursue, and monsters to battle. In this developer diary, CD Projekt Red discusses its approach to tackling this behemoth task and showcases some of the surprises awaiting gamers when they step into the Northern Kingdoms. 

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 24.