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Witcher 2 dev waiting for “perfect occasion” for PS3 port, would need “something new”

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was a Game of the Year contender that only PC gamers were able to enjoy in 2011, and Xbox 360 gamers will soon get their chance when the Enhanced Edition releases for their console in April, including new content and a new rendering engine. Naturally, this leaves PS3 gamers wondering when a PS3 port could be green-lit, if ever, and developers CD Projekt dished out some quick answers to Eurogamer.

“We are waiting for the perfect occasion,” said CD Projekt Red managing director Adam Badowski.

Since the Enhanced Edition is reaching Xbox 360 gamers almost a full year after the release of the PC edition, Eurogamer asked if a similar timeframe would be necessary to bring Witcher 2 over to Sony’s machine.

“Theoretically,” answered Badowski. “It’s all about the new renderer and it’s all about the new content; you need to have something new to pass concept submission, for example.

“But strictly theoretically.”

It’s worth noting that Sony would only allow a late port if the developers offered their customers extra content to make up for the wait; think Mass Effect 2 including all of the post-release DLC when it launched on PS3 a year after 360 and PC.

It’s an interesting discussion — while PS3 gamers would no doubt like to get their hands on Witcher 2, would they be willing to wait at least two years after its initial release?

Source: Eurogamer

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