The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Allows Mounted Combat
CD Projekt RED has revealed that players will have no combat limitations while riding the numerous mounts featured in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
In the final installment of the fantasy trilogy, players will be able to take their mounts anywhere in the game world. However, you don’t necessarily have to drop down for combat. If you so wish, you can continue fighting while mounted.
Game Director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz said this while speaking with AusGamers:
“And of course there’s the horse combat! But we didn’t show it in the demo. You can do it whenever you want. You can attack with a sword, shoot a crossbow, throw bombs; you can even fight another horseman.”
Mounted combat is either a rarity or offers limitations that requires the player to ultimately dismount and battle on foot. From the given statement above, it seems that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have no such limitations. You could probably do a charged attack as well and feel like a galloping Scottish knight.
However, how effective will the mounted combat be in the game? That’s something the developer has not touched upon.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was supposed to release later this year but was then delayed to February 24, 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game is the final installment in the trilogy that is Geralt’s story. However, CD Projekt RED has still to categorically state that they will not work on additional games set in The Witcher universe. The setting is just too rich and colorful to end with three titles.