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Renowned Polish developer CD Project Red has announced the PC system requirements, for their upcoming open-world RPG ‘The Witcher 3’. The Witcher 3 will be the final chapter in the RPG series, which is based on the literary works of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

CD Project Red was originally aiming for a late 2014 release, but chose to push it back to a February 2015 release, recently delaying the game again, and it is now scheduled for release on the 19th of May, 2015. The Witcher 3 is definitely one of the most anticipated games of 2015, and for good reason. The first 2 Witcher games were very well received and well-loved by gamers.

the witcher 3 the wild hunt screenshot

CD Project Red will be looking to continue their success, with the last game in series being the most ambitious one yet, featuring an open world and 36 different endings. CD Project Red also recently announced that there will be a second playable protagonist, in addition to the series’ main character Geralt of Rivia. The character is called Ciri, and will supposedly be critical to the plot of the game. Quoting our article on the announcement of the second playable protagonist, ” Ciri will have her own set of skills and a more agile fighting style compared to the much stronger, slower combat of Geralt. She also has the ability to “blink” or teleport during combat.”

Minimum System Requirements
Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB
Recommended System Requirements
Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

The Witcher games have all been somewhat demanding games at the time of release and The Witcher 3 PC system requirements don’t seem to let up in this regard, with some pretty intense system requirements. This writer will certainly have to boot up the ol’ PS4 for some Witcher 3 action. It would be interesting to see what it would take to max out the game on PC, though I’m sure we’ll know closer to launch.

The Witcher 3 will be releasing on May 19th, 2015 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, meaning it will be the first Witcher game on a Sony console.

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Marc Henriksen

I played my first video game when I was 4 years old and I haven't looked back since. If you can't find me playing videogames, writing, or playing music, I'm probably dead.

  • SevTheBear

    Man I can’t wait for this game. But I do wait to get it after the Quest DLC is out

  • Rob Xsiq

    Wow, that’s some pretty heavy requirements…
    welp, time to upgrade the PC then…hopefully its worth it, but need to upgrade anyhow.

  • Rob Xsiq

    something mildly concerning. 36 different endings, to me, means that they will be ending the witcher series then. (unless they make a specific ending canon anyhow..which I have no issue with down the road)

  • Marc Henriksen

    Like I wrote in the article, the Witcher 3 is the ending of the series (at least the main series with Geralt as the protagonist). It’s not all bad though, as they’ll get to stretch their creative wings with a new project (Can’t wait to see more of the Cyberpunk 2077 game) and I have this match made in heaven where CDPR makes a Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones RPG . I think they’re the only ones that could pull it off properly.

  • Marc Henriksen

    Good thinking. You should check out my article from today on pre-orders and how they’re baaaad :p

  • coboney

    I agree with you – I think that doing the Quest DLC after this delay also is somewhat obnixious to those waiting

  • Sebastian Mikulec

    It’s an end to Geralt’s story, but not necessarily the series. Ciri makes for a great potential protagonist for further games, whether continuing the series in The Witcher 4 or in a spinoff, as she’s partially witcher trained (and partially sorceress trained). Having her be playable in The Witcher 3 is a good way to introduce and let players familiarize themselves with the character.

  • SevTheBear

    Bad they are indeed. I will check it out 🙂

  • Ben Kuyt

    Got the recommended requirements down except for the CPU. Damn.

  • bdp

    Looks like i’ll just be running this on medium settings at hopefully more than 30 fps.

  • Judging by the specs posted and my own experience I think I’m more or less good to go. Any news on Cyberpunk 2077. I am more interested in that.

  • fatguy666

    What’s your processor? I’m not sure about the AMD side but for Intel an i7 is a bit ott. I run an i5 3570K @ 4.3GHz, when I updated my rig 2 years ago I spent a lot of time looking into it and for gaming the i5 was perfect. Don’t imagine things have changed too much.

  • Rob Xsiq

    I have such high anticipation for this game that I may in fact actually get around to playing the games. I played W2 for awhile, but frankly, I don’t like the combat very much, and perhaps because I skipped the 1st one, was not particularly invested in the storyline.

  • Rob Xsiq

    I have become so jaded on games that frankly, I only take interest if it is easily moddable due to a seemingly inability to make games for PC anymore. screwy bad decisions for UIs, crappy graphics, bad animations, etc.
    Probably why any fallout/tes title that comes out is automatic pre-purchase…because even if everything is fail, the community isn’t…
    I heard witcher wild hunt was making it as modding easy as possible, to elder scrolls type ease.
    I would be interested in a article from techraptor to highlight games due to come out that has modding/user content in mind so I can make my shopping list out :). That would be helpful

  • Ben Kuyt

    Oh, I strapped a nuclear missile to a roller skate. The CPU in my main rig is an FX-4300. I’m looking to update to an FX-8320 or 8350, but I’d want a better cooler.

  • Ben Kuyt

    They released some news that they’ve got a small team working on it, and production would most likely go full force when Witcher 3 launches, with a small team working on Witcher 3 DLC most likely. I’m super interested in Cyberpunk 2077 as well, cause I really want it to be amazing and to be a new benchmark. And I want more Deus Ex which doesn’t seem to be in the works.