Speaking with MCV, CD Projekt RED CEO and co-founder Marcin Iwi?ski says The Witcher 3 would’ve been a very different game had it been made for the previous-gen consoles.
“We wanted to make a huge uncompromising world with a lavish, classical setting,” explains Iwi?ski.
“There’s a huge RPG behind all of that, but we really wanted to differentiate ourselves in terms of presentation with the freedom of movement in the world.
“The game was always made with next-gen in mind.”
He says the studio “breathed a sigh of relief” when Microsoft and Sony visited them with the new hardware that was to be.
“We found that what we wanted to do was going to be possible on these machines,” he added.
“The Witcher 3 just wouldn’t work on the older consoles. Had we made it for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 it would have been a very different game.”