Don’t expect The Witcher 4 any time soon – or maybe ever

According to CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski, the company doesn’t have a next Witcher game in any kind of development. Nor is one planned.

I asked him whether the studio will leave The Witcher series for good – following the release of Witcher 3 Blood and Wine on 31st May – or return to it some day, and he said, “We honestly don’t know. We don’t have anything planned as of now to be honest on the next Witcher.

“As we said before, never say never [but] right now it’s really Blood and Wine. This is the end. Blood and Wine is [the] closing and there won’t be any Witcher any time soon – if there ever will be one. And I would really like to see how people feel about it, if they will enjoy it.”


Uncharted 4’s wonderful accessibility options

Naughty Dog included a raft of superb accessibility options in Uncharted 4 that most players probably skipped over.

Which is why it’s great to see the video, below, go into detail on the work the developer did to make the PlayStation 4 exclusive more accessible.

Naughty Dog game designers Emilia Schatz and Alex Neonakis talk about inclusion, innovation and implementation of accessibility features, in part inspired by Disabled Accessibility for Gaming Entertainment Rating System (D.A.G.E.R.) editor-in-chief Josh Straub, who met with Neonakis at the Game Developers Conference.


Destiny leak reveals next expansion Rise of Iron

This autumn’s Destiny expansion is called Rise of Iron, a fresh leak has revealed.

Artwork obtained by shows Iron Banner boss Lord Saladin centre stage, in a location that looks a lot like Earth’s Cosmodrome wall.

As expected, Rise of Iron contains a new raid and will weigh in around the same size as last year’s The Taken King.


Prison Architect locks down console launch date

Prison Architect launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 28th June.

Pre-order the popular penitentiary sim before that date and you’ll get a free DLC pack, All Day and a Night, with eight additional maps, plots and prison wardens.

That same offer applies to anyone with the early access Xbox One Game Preview edition of Prison Architect.


In defence of Doom’s multiplayer

Much like Doom’s stellar campaign demonstrates the single-player first-person shooter coming full circle while dragging the best of the past 20 years along for its blood-soaked ride, so too does its multiplayer. Here we have a return to online combat as an afterthought; a frozen dessert after a delicious main course as opposed to the kind of life-engulfing commitment online shooters have morphed into in recent times.

In truth, ‘afterthought’ is unfair. While Doom’s online modes can’t compare to the raw carnage of its campaign, this small suite of maps and modes unpeels like a demonic onion to reveal ever more layers (or should that be circles) of depth. You’d never know it from the first impression it gives, though.

Yanked out of the meticulously constructed campaign, with its demon-purging crescendos and its gnawing synth-backed periods of uncomfortable disquiet, those who enter the multiplayer suite are presented with clean suits of Halo-style armour, generic game modes like Team Deathmatch and Domination, and for reasons only known to the trigger-happy minds at id, a primary loadout featuring a rocket launcher as a main weapon.


Elite Dangerous: Horizons hits Xbox One 3rd June

A couple of Elite: Dangerous release date announcements for you today. The first: Elite Dangerous: Horizons, the name given to the space game’s second season of expansions, launches on the Xbox One version of the game on 3rd June.

The second: The Engineers expansion launches for the PC version on 26th May alongside a free update for all players.

To coincide with the announcement, Horizons has a new permanent price of £19.99.


Homefront: The Revolution developer acknowledges performance problems, promises fix

Homefront: The Revolution developer Deep Silver Dambuster Studios has acknowledged the performance present in the game today – its day of launch.

Writing in a on the game’s official forum, community manager Craig Turner admitted the game was not yet at its best.

“We’re aware that performance – particularly frame rate – is not currently where we want it to be, and we are working on additional patches to help address these issues and more,” Turner explained.


Hitman’s second Elusive Target will appear next weekend

The second one-off Elusive Target mission in Hitman will go live next Friday, 27th May, publisher Square Enix has just confirmed.

This time you’ll be hunting for “The Congressman” somewhere in the game’s Sapienza location.

The same rules as last weekend’s first Elusive Target mission apply – you only have one chance at the mission. If you fail, that’s it – your target is gone for good.