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The Witcher 2 - GDC Tidbits

by Dhruin, 2012-03-08 23:02:18

Here's a collection of Witcher 2 tidbits from GDC, many relating to joint CEO Marcin Iwinski's presentation.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports "CD Projekt will never use DRM again", along with some specific territory numbers:

Beginning with quite the bias, Iwinkski explains that he doesn’t know how to help sell a shitty game. The Witcher 2′s impressive sales suggest he’s in the right place. It’s interesting to see the spread of the game’s sales. The biggest market was the US, where it shifted 269,700 units, followed by Russia at 234,215, Poland with 185,123 and Germany, Switzerland and Austria picking up 130,053. In the UK it only sold 74,225. But why did a hardcore RPG from a small developer pick up such big numbers?

VG247 says the 360 Dark Edition has sold out in the UK and also that "releasing free DLC for The Witcher on 260 may be a bit tricky".

CVG talks with "lead level artist Marek Ziemak on what he was expecting from their new Red engine".

Lastly, Eurogamer has a preview of the Enhanced Edition. On the new content:

As well as all of the content released for the PC to date, the game will also ship with an additional storyline quest that will be new to both PC and console gamers alike. Brigida Papebrock, lady-in-waiting of King Foltest's Court and witness to the disappearance of the heir to the throne, is in hiding. As escort during her quiet escape from the city, Geralt accompanies her on a journey that offers optional, branching pathways through caves and forest glens, while the storyline of her situation is unveiled and teleporting mages - along with their more melee-orientated associates - assault from all around.

Information about

Witcher 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released