Any sort of multiplayer prospect for Witcher 3 has been thrown off the design table, CD Projekt studio manager Adam Badowski announced this weekend.
Though the series has always seen Geralt playing it out solo, the studio was at one point considering to include an online component in the upcoming third and final installment. This was revealed earlier this month where the development team members said that they were thinking of various “opportunities” for an online mode but have yet to decide whether to make it part of the game or not.
When asked by Eurogamer whether the multiplayer has bee ditched, the studio’s marketing head Michal Platkow-Gilewski said: “Yes, I can confirm this.”
“There’s no place for multiplayer in so strongly a story-driven game as The Witcher 3. We want to focus on the single-player experience, delivering more than 100 hours of truly immersive gameplay,” Gilewski explained.
“Geralt can be only one…”
I find this news pretty good, as will most Witcher fans. Considering Witcher 3 will feature an open world 30 times the size of Witcher 2, this allows Red to put all their resources and focus into making the single-player campaign into one amazing journey; something we’d like to remember in the decade to come.
The Witcher 3 will release next year for all major platforms.