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New footage of The Witcher 3 journeys out of GDC

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Hey, it's some new footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This one foregoes the usual terse conversation section and gets straight to the wolf killing, followed closely by some man killing. It's probably a good indication of the moment-to-moment combat we can expect from the RPG sequel.

Before everyone starts shouting "downgrade," as PC fans are wont to do, it's worth remembering that this footage was re-uploaded from Nvidia's Twitch stream (opens in new tab), and was itself demonstrating the streaming capabilities of Nvidia Grid (opens in new tab).

Not only that, but it's revealed in the video that the game isn't being run on its highest settings. "We're saving this for when you buy the game," says CDPR designer Damien Monnier. "We want you to get a bit of a slap across the face."

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due out on May 19.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.