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'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' playable demo clarified for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'
'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, used with permission

Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has clarified some of the details regarding the E3 2014 playable demo of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt." According to a report from Worlds Factory on July 8, the game director was asked about what sets the video game apart from other open-world action role-playing titles. He responded by saying that the horse combat will be the main difference.

CD Projekt Red decided not to show off the mechanic at the E3 2014 event last month. Several members of the development team provided a look at a playable demo of "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" on stage during a press conference held by Microsoft Studios. An on-foot section was shown in which the main character has to locate and kill off his target.

Konrad Tomaszkiewicz confirmed that the same segment can also be done while riding on a horse. In fact, players will be able to attack on horseback at anytime. Among the maneuvers that can be performed include bomb throwing, crossbow shooting, sword swinging as well as fighting a horse-riding enemy.

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" is the first game in the series to be set in an open-world environment, which immediately draws some comparison to another popular role-playing game, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." However, CD Projekt Red stated previously that the latest "Witcher" installment will provide more depth in terms of side-quests and non-playable characters. As a result, each of the optional missions should give players more insight into the world.

The studio should be showing the horse combat in the coming months. "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" release date was recently announced for Feb. 24 after it was confirmed to be delayed from coming out this year. The video game is being published by Warner Bros. Interactive in North American as well as Bandai Namco Games for most European regions. You can check out a screen from the upcoming role-playing title near the top of this article (courtesy of the official Facebook page of the series).