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  • Blog Post: I'm Done Playing Witcher 3 Until CD Projekt RED Fixes It

    I'm the victim of a particularly nasty save bug in the Xbox One version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. My first encounter with it resulted in over two hours of progress disappearing into the ether. My second dance with it stole away another hour of questing. My third occurrence came when I had a nice... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play The First Three Hours Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Yesterday, the Game Informer crew streamed their first few hours with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . In case you missed it when they were live, you now have the chance to watch the whole archived stream. Join Brian, Dan, Joe, and Wade as they play the game, give their impressions, and field hundreds of questions... More
  • Blog Post: Before You Play The Witcher 3, Reintroduce Yourself To These Important Characters

    Next week The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches. We've already posted our review , but we're hardly done talking about the game. Today's feature is to provide you a refresher and give new players some context behind these familiar faces. We're not listing every single character that comes... More
  • Blog Post: CD Projekt Explains The Witcher 3's Ever-Changing Weather With Exclusive Screenshots

    Today our review went live for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and one of its main attractions is its vast world, which contains new discoveries around every corner. CD Projekt RED wanted the world to feel as real as possible, bringing back its day/night system and creating a dynamic weather system. Both of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    There's a lot of ground to cover when showing off CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. On this episode of Test Chamber, the game's reviewer Kimberley Wallace is joined by Ben Reeves as they choose whether a woman lives or dies and show off the gigantic scope of this open-world RPG.... More
  • Blog Post: Our Hands-On Impressions Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The third installment of The Witcher series is almost here , bringing a much-awaited conclusion to Geralt of Rivia's journey. Its developer, CD Projekt Red, promises to deliver a massive open world with countless choices to give the player an intimate connection with the story of Geralt. The team... More
  • Blog Post: Our Readers' Top Five Most Anticipated Games Of 2015

    Earlier this week, we ran a reader discussion asking our readers what game they are most anticipating. Readers had tons of games on their mind, and many had trouble just picking one. We've tallied the results, and it was a close one. Plenty of games such as No Man's Sky, The Division, and Star... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

    If we could stare into the future and find out which games are going to turn out great, our jobs would be a lot easier. So many changes happen to a game in the final months before release that it’s quite common for a game-of-the-year candidate to come out of left field to surprise everyone. But... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Back At The Last Five Years Of E3

    E3 has traditionally been the biggest news week of the year for games. It’s a celebration where many of our industry's developers come to show off their games – big and small. Before the show kicks off next week, let’s take a look back at the big events and happenings from the last... More
  • Blog Post: CD Projekt Talks The Witcher 3 And Fans

    At Gamescom 2013, CD Projekt showed off 40 minutes of gameplay from its upcoming gigantic RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We sat down with gameplay producer Marek Ziemak from CD Projekt RED to discuss the public's reception of the game. From the press to the hardcore fans, people are optimistic about... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Best Of E3 2013 Awards

    After years of waiting for the next-generation consoles to take center stage, the 2013 edition of E3 finally brought the sense of innovation and newness in games we expect to ride shotgun with such a sea change. Blockbuster games are leveraging the hardware in powerful new ways, indie games have found... More
  • Blog Post: The Music Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    From Henry Hatsworth to Madden, Gene Rozenberg has had a wild ride through the gaming industry. After the recent closure of 38 Studios and the cancellation of that team's MMO, Project Copernicus, Rozenberg traveled to Poland to become the audio lead on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. While previous videos... More
  • Blog Post: Capturing The Animations And Combat For The Witcher 3

    While visiting the studio for this month's cover story, CD Projekt RED was eager to show off its new in-house motion capture studio. While the main actors and cutscenes are recorded elsewhere, lead animator Tomasz Zawada is taking advantage of the new space and equipment to ensure that The Witcher... More
  • Blog Post: Monster Hunting In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    As the protagonist of The Witcher series, one of Geralt of Rivia's defining characteristics is also his profession: monster hunting. While the team at CD Projekt RED touch on this mechanic in past entries, tracking and killing creatures for a bounty is one of the pillars of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt... More
  • Blog Post: The Art Of The Witcher 3: Designing The Ice Giant

    The climax of the gameplay demo had CD Projekt RED showed us for last month's cover story had Geralt battling an ice giant in his lair. As the lead character artist, Pawel Mielniczuk leads the art team at the studio in the design of all the game's characters and monsters. Combining all disciplines... More
  • Blog Post: Comparing The Open World Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Some fans might be worried about The Witcher 3's leap to an open world, that the tightly-constructed narrative of previous entries might be sacrificed to appease a growing trend in the industry. Rest assured, the development team at CD Projekt RED is confident that they have created the perfect fusion... More
  • Blog Post: The Story Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    CD Projekt RED has been lauded for the studio's implementation of a mature and gripping storyline throughout The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Despite the new open-world structure for the third and final game in the trilogy, the writers behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are hoping... More
  • Blog Post: We Are Rebels: The Business Of The Witcher And CD Projekt Red

    Based in Warsaw, Poland, CD Projekt Red has quietly become one of the most beloved studios in the gaming industry. The game development studio is housed under the larger CD Projekt company that also distributes Disney films in Poland and runs GOG.com. Based on the Polish novels, the Witcher license has... More
  • Blog Post: The Brothers Behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    If you're especially observant, you might have noticed ( in this video interview ) that the director and lead quest designer for The Witcher 3 have the same last name. The Tomaszkiewicz brothers started out in wildly different careers and eventually found themselves working together on the Witcher... More
  • Blog Post: Designing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    One thing was made very clear when we visited CD Projekt in Poland: the studio cares about their fans. When designing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz and lead quest designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz tried to incorporate as much feedback from The Witcher 2 as possible. Watch the video... More
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