The Witcher 3: “Sailing is an Important Activity”, “Essential to Exploring”
Whale hunting though? Well…
One of the newer features of the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was sailing. Geralt uses a boat to traverse large open seas, where animals like whales dwell. We spoke to quest designer Pawel Sasko about the sailing in the game, and even pondered as to whether there’d be whale hunting or deep sea diving.
Sasko replied, “Geralt is a professional monster slayer, but not a sailor. He was never like this in the books and two previous games, so we don’t want to change it. We simply can’t imagine him chasing fish.
“However, sailing is an important activity of The Witcher 3 and it’s essential for exploring some regions. On the technical side, the boat is fully simulated, reacts to wind and simulation of ocean and waves. It’s a real pleasure to use it for exploration, but we are planning to do even more.
“Right now we are testing some gameplay opportunities on the working prototype connected to sailing, but I can’t reveal anything more.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently scheduled to release at the end of 2014 for PS4, PC and other next gen consoles.