The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Leaked Info Reveals Map Details, SmartGlass "Commentary Mode"
Written Monday, June 23, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
New information and assets for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has emerged, containing concept art, world, story and tech details. Loads of it is dead spoilery, but we’ve included some of the safe stuff below.
The information reportedly comes from the hacked Google Drive account of a CD Projekt RED developer. The information is supposedly accurate as of February last year, a full 12 months before release.
Among the info is a map of Ard Skellig, an island off the coast of the game’s mainland and part of the Skellige archipelago. Giving some impression of the game’s scope, Ard Skellig is huge, coming in at a whopping 65km squared. And it’s tiny compared to the mainland.
“After establishing the regions of Ard Skellig, we had a startup layout to begin scattering points of interest that make consistent sense and serve as gameplay and/or navigation spots,” explains the design document.
“The density allows for a constant nav. assistance for the player while leaving enough room for “extracurricular activities”. The POI [point of interest] grid also takes the “offshore section” into consideration by populating the sea around the eastern-mountains with POIs.”
Here’s an image of the map:
And here's an image of the world map for scale.
According to the document, the Xbox One version of the game will also include a SmartGlass “commentary mode.” No further details were given, but it suggests a director's commentary style extra. Which is cool.
Also included among the snatched images are some concept art of Geralt’s sometime lover, the redhead sorceress, Triss Merrigold. The concept art shows Triss in her various outfits and guises, but perhaps surprisingly not naked. Witcher fans will know that Triss isn’t shy about getting her bits out.
Feeling brave/silly? You can read all of the leaked info, including multiple ending details, a bestiary and more through here. Don’t blame us if you click and spoil the game for yourself. You can read our latest preview through here. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on February 24th, 2015.