Posted on May 24, 2011, Phil Hornshaw ESRB Updates Witcher 2 Rating, Exposes Xbox 360 Version
You might have been hearing good things about Polish developer CD Projekt’s PC-only RPG sequel, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. You might have read about how much our Ron Whitaker loved it. You may feel the sting of your out-of-date, crap PC preventing you from playing such an awesome fantasy game, and robbing you of the ability to get Triss into bed — because yeah, that happens.
Fear not, though, o console-dependent friends — it appears CD Projekt is bringing The Witcher 2 to Xbox 360, according to an updated ESRB rating that has sneaked out a little prematurely. Check out the ratings page that just hit the Internet: right at the top is a clearly stated Xbox 360 version.
This isn’t totally out of the blue, and we kind of expected to hear about a console version of The Witcher 2 at e3 in two weeks. For one, CD Projekt’s Tomasz Goup said the company would be showing off some new Witcher project at e3, and he said something about console players taking an interest in it. For another, as The Escapist points out, “the rumor machine went up to 11 in April thanks to a German translation of a Polish television show in which CD Projekt co-founder Michal Kicinski stated that 360 and PS3 versions were in the works.”
So it looks all but definite that The Witcher 2 is coming to the Xbox 360 and we’ll have more details for you when we get a chance to talk to the guys from CD Projekt at e3. One other consideration: CD Projekt has said the downloadable content for The Witcher 2 will be free — that obviously applies to the PC version, but it’d be pretty damn cool if it went for this vaporous Xbox 360 cut as well. You know, should it actually exist.
Thanks, The Escapist.