The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is saddling up and trotting onto PlayStation 4 in 2014. Following the confirmation of Sony’s next generation console overnight, Polish developer CD Projekt Red has since revealed that its upcoming open world role-playing game is in production for the monstrous machine, marking the franchise’s first outing on a PlayStation platform.

"We were thrilled when asked, several months ago, to be one of the developers who were granted early access to the PlayStation 4," studio boss Adam Badowski beamed. "It was an exciting moment to be invited to be in the company of other legendary developers like Bethesda, EA, LucasArts, Ubisoft or Activision as one of the teams working on titles shipping early in the PlayStation 4's lifecycle.”

He added: "The new hardware gives us the opportunity to create something great. We are able to work with the new console from its birth and this allows our in-house REDengine 3 to push the graphical limits of what the PlayStation hardware can display. The console is fresh and has some innovative solutions that we're looking forward to using in our game."

The title itself promises a seamless world greater in scope than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which should tide us over until Bethesda’s inevitable next generation release. Are you excited that The Witcher series is finally stepping onto PlayStation platforms? Let us know in the comments section below.