The Witcher 3 trailer shows a world in which everything is on fire

Despite being expectedly awful, the VGX awards did at least herald a new stampeded of gaming trailers and announcements. At the head of that pack was No Man's Sky , which charged through the wilderness on the back of a procedurally generated spaceship. Telltale confidently filled out the herd with two new additions to their family : Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands. But by far the prettiest beast on show was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The prettiest, and the most on fire.

Striking stuff. But a ship made from the claws of dead men? Er, guys, dead men don't have claws. They have fingernails. Gross.

Disgusting fingernail ships aside, The Witcher 3 is primed to be one of the most exciting games of next year. The series made a huge jump in quality between the first and second titles, despite some lingering combat quirks. From what Tom Senior has seen of the upcoming open-world sequel, there's every reason to believe that it will take another significant step.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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