The Witcher 3 Artist: Driveclub’s Weather Was a “Huge Inspiration;” Has “Fantastic Weather Effects”, Review Copies out in the Wild


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Visual Effects Artist Jose Teixera who worked on a lot of the weather effects, in a recent interview with DualShockers explains that CD Projekt RED had a source of inspiration for the game's weather effects.

Aaaaahhhh thunder (now I’m stuck playing AC DC in my head)! Short answer – yes and yes. We do have thunderstorms. The majority of them you’ll see far away, like in real life… however there will be some occasions where you’ll have lightning close to you! But only in some special moments, for added drama.

Driveclub has fantastic weather effects, they were a huge inspiration for us! Again, the ideas for the future keep pouring.

Added drama is good, as are spooky moments that keep you at the edge of your sit. Definitely can't wait ro go through a thunderstorm.

It appears that review copies have already been received as can be seen in the tweet below of Gamespot's Kevin VanOrd holding a copy of The Witcher 3:

The reviews for The Witcher 3 will go live a week before the release of the game

We have previously reported that the reviews for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will go live a week before the release of the game, which goes to show how dedicated CD Projekt RED is to their fans and the community.

You can checkout the last Ultra settings 1080p 60fps footage provided by YouTuber ImAnderZEL, as well as the previous video here. Note that the video is not of the highest quality and it from a previous build of The Witcher 3 and not the final. The specs of the system are - GTX 980, i7 4790, 8GB.

The Witcher 3 is just two weeks away from release, and as we have previously covered, CD Projekt has already announced that pre-load options are already live, as well as the unlock times for The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 will release on May 19 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information on The Witcher 3 as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage for more information on The Witcher 3, here and here.