CD Projekt Red took The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, their open-world action RPG sequel, to E3 again this year where they not only showed a new trailer, which we posted earlier, but also 29 new screenshots which you can see at the bottom of this article and 3 gameplay demos. The first was a live stage demo at Microsoft’s E3 Conference which you can watch above, the other 2 were demos & interviews with IGN (which unfortunately has very low audio) and GameSpot which you can watch below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Kinect 2 Support
CD Projekt Red also revealed in an interview with Eurogamer that the Xbox One version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt supports Kinect 2 with voice commands for magic signs but unfortunately there are no motion controls. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
This month Microsoft updated the Xbox Development Kit (XDK) so games that are not using skeletal tracking with Kinect can choose to use the portion of the Xbox One’s graphics processing unit that was previously reserved. Now, games have access to 100 per cent of the Xbox One GPU for increased resolution and graphical effects.
Mamais said CD Projekt had yet to take the new XDK out for a spin, but it will, as Witcher 3 does not use Kinect motion.
Witcher 3 does support voice control via Kinect for magic signs so players need not access the radial menu. But as Eurogamer reported yesterday, voice control remains in use if players have a Kinect despite the Xbox One update.
“The voice command side doesn’t tap into the GPU side at all, so we can still have Kinect,” Mamais said.
“So if you buy Kinect you can use it for voice commands and system commands. It’s modest integration for voice. But since it’s not using the camera at all we can use any extra power we can take to speed up the GPU.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for Xbox One from February 24th 2015.
Source: The Official Xbox YouTube Channel, IGN Entertainment's YouTube Channel, GameSpot's YouTube Channel, Eurogamer