The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may be one of the best-looking games of the year. Its gorgeous environments and incredibly detailed characters are on display in a new trailer showcasing nearly 15 minutes of gameplay from the action RPG. But be warned: the footage plays back at a silky smooth 60 frames per second, which may be uncomfortably fluid for console users accustomed to
lower more "cinematic" frame rates.
Despite its length, the trailer is relatively short on action. Developer CD Projekt RED seems more interested in showing close-ups of the various characters as they converse. The models look almost real, but their movements are a little too wooden to pull off the illusion completely. There's also way too much baby oil in the bath water.
Still, the graphics look superb throughout—and especially during the snippets showing the vast open world. This looks like the sort of game I could happily explore for hours without making any real progress in the campaign or side missions.
Wild Hunt has relatively steep system requirements, but the hardware is apparently being put to good use. You'll be able to judge for yourself on May 19, which is when the game is scheduled for release.