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4 months ago

Don’t get your hopes up for Cyberpunk 2077 in 2019

Cyberpunk 2077, the chrome'n'killing follow-up to The Witcher 3, was all the talk of E3, but one thing the developers didn't do was make free with a release date. It's been six long years since the game was announced, but, according to some new interviews, it sounds as though we'll be cranking that number higher before this thing finally arrives on whatever subcutaneous implant we'll…

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No, The Witcher 3’s Ciri won’t be appearing in Cyberpunk 2077

A Witcher 3 Easter Egg that players believe references the world of Cyberpunk 2077 has, several years later, started to become a bit of a headache for the latter’s game director, Adam Badowski. It turns out that a lot of people are hoping to bump into Ciri as they explore the futuristic streets of Night City, but Badowski is putting his foot down. “I am…

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Still dreaming of that Witcher/Cyberpunk 2077 crossover

Oh sure now CD Projekt Red are blabbing about Cyberpunk 2077 all over, blasting that rad trailer and showing a behind-closed-doors demo full of drugs, guns, and bums, but for a long time we clung to scraps. One of the more interesting was a story in The Witcher 3 from our magical daughter figure Ciri, which sounded like a nod to Cyberpunk. On her journey…

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Cyberpunk 2077’s trailer hides some good news

Character creation, DRM, free DLC, and where the heck Cyberpunk 2077 has been are among the topics discussed in a secret message in the new trailer for CD Projekt Red's RPG. While I was distracted by haircuts and robots, those cyberpunks who fight against injustice and corruption every day of their lives were scanning the video for clues and combining 'glitched' frames to reveal a…

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Cyberpunk 2077 looks wild in its E3 trailer

I've been waiting a long time to see more from Cyberpunk 2077, the next RPG from The Witcher devs CD Projekt Red, and daaamn. Today they gave us a whistlestop tour of its city in the game's E3 trailer, and it looks weird, wild, and a place I'd very much like to visit. Night City is crowded, colourful, vibrant, and full of terrible things for…

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6 months ago

Geralt’s first outing as The Witcher is free on GOG

If you've played through The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3, you've spent hundreds of hours with the character of Geralt of Rivia. But have you ever taken the time to go back to the beginning? I... absolutely have not. But I played enough Witcher over the years to have encountered people and quests from the first title that I had to fill in via…

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Gwent gets complete redesign ahead of October launch

Perhaps I did not appreciate The Witcher 3 enough at launch. I have a personal reason: I was on deadline to churn out an interview for a 100 hour game and I had less than 48 hours in which to do it. It's as if games journalism has some broken cogs? I dunno, spitballin' here. But I keep dipping back into the game, finding new…

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7 months ago

CD Projekt Red’s new studio helping on Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red, the makers of those wonderful Witcher games, today announced they have a new studio elsewhere in Poland to "bolster development" of Cyberpunk 2077. No, this announcement contains no new information on Cyberpunk - but aren't you glad to hear Red have more people helping? I can't think of many upcoming games I'm more jazzed for. Anyway! CD Projekt Red Wrocław, named after…

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See Geralt cut into Soul Calibur VI

As rumoured and expected, Geralt of Rivia will indeed cross over into Soul Calibur VI. Everyone's seemingly known for ages that the monster-hunting hero The Witcher would appear in the upcoming fighting game sequel, but now it's official. One of my main interests in life is hearing Geralt talk in a weary voice so you betcha I'm up for throwing him through a portal into…

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Soon, Voldo and Geralt will meet outside my dreams

CD Projekt Red don't have to do much to capture the internet's attention. Remember when they beeped? That was a good day. Today is also a good day. No beeps or boops or any other sound effects have emerged from the witchy cyberpunkers, but a new chronicle of Geralt's adventures has appeared on the official Witcher twitter feed. "Kaer Morhen’s old stones have witnessed many…

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Geralt may appear in Soul Calibur VI but here are the characters we really want

This is Brendan, broadcasting live from rumour world, where everything is made of a nebulous candy floss-like substance. The locals call it “hope.” Amid this sticky cloud, a figure has formed. It’s Geralt of Rivia, hero of popular Gwent spin-off, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The monster-hunting swordsman will “make an appearance” in another game later this year, according to CD Projekt Red community lead…

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8 months ago

Gwent launches drafty Arena mode

That cheery fella Gaunter O'Dimm is back with another dark pact for us to sign, this time for the new Arena mode added today to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Arena mode bends the rules of Gwent, having players build decks from a random selection cards across all the different factions then fight through a gauntlet of opponents hoping to grab the biggest prize. It's…

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Gwent devs tease draft mode, announcement tonight

Despite being in open beta since May of last year, something has been missing from Gwent. No, it's not my fan fiction in which Gaunter O’Dimm teams up with the Witches of Crookback Bog to form the heavy metal supergroup, The Crookback Gaunters (make me an offer, CD Projekt Red.) It is, in fact, a draft mode. This staple of many collectible card games, from…

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9 months ago

Rumour: Cyberpunk 2077 to be shown at E3 2018

I half expected Witcher devs CD Project Red to be trolling us with the solitary 'beep' from the Cyberpunk 2077 account last week, and that we wouldn't hear anything from them for another 5 years. I mean, of course it was trolling - but Polish site GRYOnline have reported fresh rumours for the RPG, claiming certain information has arrived with them courtesy of two independent…

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Cyberpunk 2077 beeps back to life, may yet boop, whirr

As RPS's token cyberpunk, required by contract to wear at least two leather jackets and sing Billy Idol while jamming with the console cowboys in cyberspace, it falls to me to tell you today's big Cyberpunk 2077 news: it beeped. Today the game's official Twitter account broke a four-year silence to blast *beep*. That's all. But oh, I'm excited to see signs that it might…

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11 months ago

Gwent’s single player campaign delayed until 2018

The single-player story campaign for Gwent, Thronebreaker, has been pushed back, CD Projekt Red announced yesterday. The studio is now aiming for 2018. The good news is that the scope of the campaign is being expanded, and the "tempo" of multiplayer updates is also being increased. "Expect content additions," say the developers, "like cards, challenges, vanity items, but also game patches, and balance tweaks to…

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CD Projekt won’t abandon the Witcher universe

The Witcher creators are too busy making Cyberpunk 2077 and playing 200-card pick-up in Gwent to be working on a fourth game in the series, according to a translated interview with the developer’s president, Adam Kiciński. They’ve always said that the Witcher himself is retired as a character, following the Witcher 3’s last expansion. But Kiciński has taken a chance to remind us that this…

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1 year ago

Geralt is a pretty good snowboarder for a Witcher

The Witcher 3 [official site] is the gift that just keeps on giving. In a recent ‘making of’ documentary from Noclip, environment artist Len de Gracia talks about how Geralt’s sliding mechanic was the source of a great deal of fun for the devs, to the point where they created a Witcher 3 snowboarding demo. Yes. It’s amazing.

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A new Witcher 3 grass mod makes gaming’s lushest landscapes even lusher

As I've mentioned before, one of my absolute favourite things to do in videogames is to hang around in The Witcher 3 [official site]'s remarkable countryside, revelling in the gorgeous flora and marvelling at the none-more-atmospheric weather effects. So news of a mod that specifically makes The Witcher 3's grass and grass alone even prettier makes me sit up and pay attention in a way…

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A cancelled Witcher game of the 90s had tank controls

Here’s some interesting trivia for fans of emotionally stunted pest-control men. Footage of a long-cancelled Witcher game has surfaced thanks to some of the Polish developers who worked on the would-be adventure RPG back in the late 90s. This was before CD Projekt Red started work on their own version of The Witcher, and shows the white-haired swordsman we'd come to recognise as Geralt waddling…

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