Should The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings ever arrive on consoles, it’ll do so mere months after the PC versions release. “It just wouldn’t make commercial sense” otherwise, developer CD Projekt Red says.
What are the chance of it actually happening though? Talking at a press event last week, senior producer Tomasz Gop and co-founder and CEO Marcin Iwinski clarified on just that.
“We’ve openly said our technology supports multiplatform,” Iwinski said. “We know how many players, especially in the UK as well as in the US, play on Xbox 360. We are pretty good at maths. That’s all I can say for now.”
“This is too difficult a question because I can’t tell you directly what’s happening inside the studio,” Gop adds. However: “we’re doing everything we can to make sure one day The Witcher 2 will be released on the current generation of consoles.”
The studio has performed a lot of tests and does “a reality check every half a year or so,” he further explains. “We take a level from the game and we try to put it inside our engine, because it’s console capable on Xbox 360 and PS3.”
If there will in fact be a console version, “it will be a matter of months…I’m fully aware of the fact there are quite a lot of people who don’t have a PC at home anymore.”
Fingers crossed then.
The PC version was just last week dated for May.