The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Release: May 17, 2011
When it was released in 2007, the original Witcher became a surprise hit, thanks to its then-new take on conventional "Western" role-playing-game mechanics, specifically those related to combat. Many of the characteristics that made the original so great are returning in the sequel and most--if not all--have been suitably beefed up for an even grander adventure that will give players the opportunity to make choices that not only affect how they play the game, but also how they experience the story. We spoke to Tomasz Gop, senior producer at CD Projekt RED to get an update on development of The Witcher 2 and a possible release on the consoles.
GS: Could you give us an update on The Witcher 2's development? What aspects of the game is the team working on now?
Tomasz Gop: It's almost beta, which means that the content of the game is pretty much there. Right now, we're shifting from working with our production schedule to the one that's driven by the bug database. Hopefully, there won't be too many of them to work through; once we're satisfied with the status of the game, we'll officially declare it "beta." The last things that are being tweaked before we finally submit our beta code are interface graphics and some of the cinematics.
GS: More specifically, could you give us an update on the console development of the game? How are you finding the process of adapting controls to a console controller? What tweaks and adjustments are you finding yourself making for the console versions?
TG: I can't say anything has really changed in this aspect, as the news is the same as it ever was. We have not announced the console release of TW2 and, thus, I cannot talk any deeper about the topic. But it is true, indeed, that we'll do everything we can to make sure that the console version of the game hits the stores one day. Regarding the controls, that's actually quite simple because when we started creating the PC version on the new tech, we already knew that there were features we couldn't forget about if we were to bring the game to consoles. So from the very beginning--even though now it's just a PC game--the game has supported gamepad controls in addition to the mouse-and-keyboard setup. Apart from that, there really shouldn't be that much whenever we decide to go on with the console version. The engine can do it; it's been built that way.
GS: Finally, is there anything else you'd like to add about The Witcher 2?
TG: I really wouldn't like to talk about the game too much. I just think it'd be so much better if people play the game and then let us know what they think! If it's any good, maybe we will finally take a few days off after these last years.
Finally a game worth the wait !!! If it is only 10% as good as the last part, it will be perfect :) I simply love it :)
looks good, i like the art style on this game, but will have to wait the review as i dont know enough about this game yet.
This looks like its gonna have a serious competition between Skyrim and Dragon age... Ill say Witcher + Skyrim = games of the year.
i know you guys might put higher DA2 or Skyrim,but personally this is my most anticipated rpg this year...its the witcher for fuk sake
@hrothgar99-Totally!!! I was able to play the first one...barely. And loved it! No way I could now.They would make tons of money if they would put it on console. Killer game.
Weak list compared to the previous 2. Gears Of War 3 is the only really interesting game here. MVSC3 would of been if Mortal Kombat wasn't out this year. I'm still waiting to see Dark Souls on the next list....
Looks really good. I am barely into The Witcher so I got some work ahead of me. Anyone know if there is anything that continues from one game to the next like Mass Effect does, anything carry over?
this game looks like it's gonna be awesome, I'm at the final part of the first one right now. though I'm a little afraid that it'll more of an action RPG than a classic RPG, but I guess I can count on CDproject....
ahhh the graphics.... :o:....they look like gear of war 3 :roll:...so it might as well be bullshots we are looking at.
the 1st is the best game of every genre i've ever played, hands down. and i have been playing games for quite a lot time
2011 will be a great year for rpgs ! dragon age 2 , the witcher , mass effect 3 and others , can't wait!!
With the announcement of Dark Souls, that has instantly become my most anticipated game of 2011, the witcher will have to be numba 2
My No.1 most anticipated game in 2011 ... anyway, guys, what an awesome year we have! The witcher 2, DA II, Mass Effect 3, Guild wars 2, Skyrim ,Torchlight 2, and maybe Diablo 3 ... RPGgasm !
if it is release in 2011 thats waht ppl say tho....but i dont think witcher will be 2011 best....to many kids around it will go probably to gears of wars 3...sucks i know