The Witcher 3 is 3.5 Times Bigger Than Skyrim

Last Updated: April 3, 2014


Unlike the previous two games in the Witcher series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be set in an open world, although CD Projekt Red has assured fans that it will retain its strong narrative. With an open world setting, it’s no surprise to see it compared to other open world games, both in terms of size and content.

Well, when it comes to size, it looks as though this could be quite a huge game. A presentation on the game was held at GDC, and Reddit user fughp noticed that the presentation mentioned some interested sizes. Novigrad is 8.5 km x 8.5 km (72.25 square kilometers), and Skellige is 8 km x 8 km (64 square kilometers).

Witcher slide

Together, the two areas cover 136.25 square kilometers, or 52.606 square miles.

The world of Bethesda’s Skyrim, in comparison, is about 14.8 square miles. That would make Novigrad and Skellige alone just over three and a half times bigger than Skyrim, and we don’t even have figures for the rest of the world.

CD Projekt RED originally said The Witcher 3 would be about 20% bigger than Skyrim, but we aren’t sure if they were talking about the physical world or the amount of content. Either way, it sounds like we’ve got a huge open world coming our way.