The Witcher 3: multiplayer ruled out, QTEs will not feature

Project lead offers new details on next-gen RPG

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not feature multiplayer, QTEs or DRM, according to project lead Konrad Tomaszkiewicz.


Speaking to Forbes, Tomaszkiewicz ruled out QTEs for The Witcher 3, despite their appearance in previous Witcher titles.

Explaining that they were previously used to "change a cutscene into something more interactive," Tomaszkiewicz said QTEs have been abandoned following negative feedback.

"In my opinion [QTEs] didn't fit this type of gaming experience and usually frustrated players," he said. "There is a small number of games where it is fun, like, for example, in the Uncharted series, where you don't even realise that you've just finished a QTE sequence."

Tomaszkiewicz also affirmed CD Projekt RED's attitude towards DRM. "DRM is the worst thing in the gaming industry," he said. "It's limiting our rights to play games owned by us."

A spokesperson for CD Projekt RED also told Forbes that they "strongly feel that this final saga of Geralt has no place for meaningful multiplayer."

A new collection of The Witcher 3 screenshots were released last week. The game will release for PS4, the next Xbox and PC in 2014.