CD Projekt RED: The Witcher 1/2 Re-Releases “Not Planned” for PlayStation Formats
A collection of all The Witcher games is also not on the agenda any time soon.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not only be the first game in the series to head to next gen consoles but it will also be the first truly multi-platform game in the franchise as previous games released only the PC and Xbox 360. Given that remakes and collections are the flavour of the year, does that mean a collection of old Witcher games could be in store for PS3 and PS4?
According to The Witcher 3 lead Designer Miles Tost in conversation with PlayStation Lifestyle, “At this particular moment in time, there are no plans to re-release previous Witcher games on the PlayStation. We’re also a bit bummed that it took us so long to release a Witcher game on the PlayStation but we’re a quality-comes-first studio and releasing The Witcher 2 on three platforms was above our technical capabilities back then.
“We chose Xbox because of the less complicated architecture (The Witcher 2 was our first console game). Things are different with the PlayStation 4. By the way, if you’re afraid that you won’t get what’s happening in the game without playing the first two games, you may stop worrying now–for newcomers, Wild Hunt will seem like a totally standalone game.”
Will there be a collection for all the games at some point though? Tost responded that, “Currently we’re focused on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. Collections like that are a thing of the future, and I’d rather not discuss them now.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be out in February 2015.