E3 2013 – setting records and raising the bar

Dear whole planet,

We’re sooooo humbled by the amount of positive feedback we got that we just had to list everything in one place and thank you one more time. This E3 set a new benchmark for us and raised the bar quite high – TW1 and TW2 are really great games, but the volume of praise that we managed to get with The Wild Hunt blew us away. We bow before you and send sincere thanks! It’s both inspiring and motivating and sends a clear message to the whole team here at RED – it was worth it!

So, without further ado, here we go:


GameSpot – Best of E3
IGN E3 2013 – Peoples Choice Award
IGN – Best of E3
Official Xbox Magazine – E3 2013 Most Valuable Game
PC Gamer – E3 2013 Most Valuable Game
Polygon – Editor’s Choice E3 ’13
The Escapist – We Love It Award
GryOnline.pl – Best of E3 2013 – Best Game
GryOnline.pl – Best of E3 2013 – Best RPG Game
Games – The Best of E3
SB TV – Pick of E3 2013
Vandal.net – Best of E3
CVG – Best of E3
PlayStation Lifestyle – Best of E3
Videogamer.com – Least Likely To Be Absolute Arse Award
Twinfinite.net – Drool At E3 Award
4Player – E3 Best in Show
GamerNode – Best of E3
9 Lives – Best of E3 2013
Neoseeker – E3 2013 Role Playing Game
Neoseeker – E3 2013 Best of Show
Games Geek – Best of E3
Rev3Games - Max’s Pick – Best of E3 2013
Navigator – Best RPG E3 2013
Whatifgaming – Most Gracious Technological Excellence
Whatifgaming – Most Anticipated
Whatifgaming – Best Adventure Game
Whatifgaming – Best Storyline
Whatifgaming – Game of Show
Machinima – Best of Role-Playing Game E3 2013
Score – Best of E3
Gaming Illustrated – Best of E3
Jeuxvideo.com – Best PC Game
Jeuxvideo.com – Best RPG
Examiner – E3 Best of Show
Examiner – E3 Best Sequel
Xbox360 Achievements – Best RPG of the Show
PlayStation Universe – Best RPG
TechnologyTell – Best Swag
Game Debate – Best In Show E3 2013
Game Informer – Best Role-Playing Game
FleshEatingZipper – Best Role-Playing Game
TechnoBuffalo – Best in Show
Destructoid – Best Role-Playing Game
EGM Now – Best RPG E3 2013
GameTrailers – 2013 Best of E3 – Best Graphics
Ventura County Reporter – Best of E3
IGN – Best Reason to Upgrade Your PC
IGN – Best Role Playing Game
Hardcore Gamer - Best of E3 2013 – Graphics
GamerCast – Best of E3 2013 – Best RPG
Gametrailers – Best of E3
Gaming Hype – Best E3 Graphics 2013
Just Push Start – Best RPG of E3 2013
Game Republic – Best RPG of E3 2013
RPG Fan – Best Game of E3 2013
ABC TV – Biggest Surprise of E3
Games Master – Game of E3 2013


Game Informer – Best of E3 2013 Nominee
IGN – Best of E3 Nominee
Machinima – Best of Role-Playing Game E3 2013
Destructoid – Best of E3 Nominee – Best of Role-Playing
HardcoreGamer – Best of E3 2013 – Game of the Show
HardcoreGamer – Best of E3 2013 – Best PC Game
HardcoreGamer – Best of E3 2013 – Best Graphics
HardcoreGamer – Best of E3 2013 – Best RPG
GamersPack – E3 2013 Choice of the Pack – Role Playing Nominee
WorthPlaying – Best of E3 Nominee
GameFront – Best of Show Nominee E3 2013
Lazygamer – Best of E3 2013 Nominee
Flesh Eating Zipper – Best of E3 2013 Nominee
Dvlzgame – Best of E3 2013 Nominee
Gaming Trend – Best Role Playing Game Nominee
Gaming Trend – Best Graphics
Multiplayer.it – Best of E3 Nominee
Gaming Excellence – Best of E3 2013 Nominee – Best Role Playing Game
Gaming Excellence – Best of E3 2013 Nominee – Game of the Show
Gaming Excellence – Best of E3 2013 Nominee – Best Multi Platform Consol Game
Gaming Excellence – Best of E3 2013 Nominee – Best Trailer
Neoseeker – E3 2013 – Role Playing Game Nominee
Neoseeker – E3 2013 Best of Show Nominee
Vandal.net – Best of E3 Nominee
GameTrailers – Best of E3 2013 Nominee
Reset MX – Best of E3 2013 Nominee
XGN – Best of Show Nominee E3 2013
Zoomin.TV Games - Best Games of E3 Top 5
Electric Playground – Best E3 Nominee

Thank you!
CD Projekt RED


  • Robert

    I’d like to point out The Witcher 3 made it to place 3 on the Zoomin.TV Games Best Games of E3 Top 5.


    • http://www.cdpred.com/ Agnieszka Szostak

      We’re adding it to distinctions list right away, thank you for letting us know Robert! :)

  • Catherine

    You were also given a best RPG at E3 2013 from Gamercast I can see it on the photo, the little diamond shaped on to the left of Witcher :)

  • http://www.cdpred.com/ Agnieszka Szostak

    The little diamond says Polygon on it Catherine ;) but I’m checking on Gamercast right away!

  • http://www.cdpred.com/ Agnieszka Szostak

    Ah my bad! The other diamond! ;) And It’s true I remember it from the show! Adding right away, thank you very much and sorry of course! :)

  • vojtasass

    Least Likely to Be Absolute Arse Award > all

  • mAk

    Giant Bomb was giving out awards? I had no idea! They are the best in biz so congratulations are in order! :D

  • Merzhinhudour

    The witcher will spread among the whole world of gamers, and make them regret not having played the two previous games. Good job CDPR and keep doing great work

  • Dany Rioux

    Can’t wait to play the third installment. :D I know you’ve listened to people’s criticism, so I’m pretty sure the combat will be fixed.

  • http://expedition-megacosm.blogspot.com/ Aditya Iyer

    Well deserved! I believe we deserve a feast for this too, bring on the CGI trailer/surprise! :D

  • wichat

    Never stop, guys, you’re awsome!

  • LC

    So well deserved! And you can still win Gamespot’s people’s choice award which will be up for voting from today on. :)

  • JamSponge

    I’m thrilled to see CD Projekt Red embracing the “Least Likely to Be Absolute Arse” Award, and also very happy that I printed it off in a large enough size for ARSE to be visible from almost any distance.

  • Is Saliev

    Congratulations! You guys rock!

  • sparta59

    Great news, TW3 looks promising! good luck!

  • tiepilot68

    You guys are what every game development team should strive to be. Congratulations. Looking forward to purchasing your game.

  • Lars Anderson

    I have list envy.

  • Dave

    You guys are fantastic. Great games, great value. You deserve everything good that comes your way.
    Can’t wait.

  • Dan

    You CD Projekt are my dream developers. Keep going, and doing the thing you are the best at! We, the community will support you always!

  • SimbaTao

    CD Projekt Red you deserve all this praise guys! You have proven again and again you care about your customers and fans. I have always told the people I know, that if they want something fun, exciting and that won’t come back to bite them in the arse, to buy anything you have done. I have both the Witcher, and Witcher 2 in 3 different places on the net. I look forward to buying the third installment as well. Keep it up and you will always have a dedicated fan in me!

  • Olav Celius

    CDPR! Does your team like math?
    Try this equation:
    Witcher 2 + PS4 + PC architecture = -30workhours = PSN: 20$; = 2M downloads = PSFanboys: ^^ <3<3 = anticipation + Witcher 3 = 10M: PS4 downloads

    = $$£$€£€€€£$$$^^<3<3<3 = I finally know

    what the hell went down in witcher 2.

    I'll be hoping for an announcement. =P Congrats on all those awards! You guys rock.

  • Sdarts

    Just to let everyone at CD Projekt RED know, GameTrailers.com just finished, 4 minutes ago, an almost 2 hour and a half E3 award session in which The Witcher 3 – The Wild Hunt won the award for “Best Game of E3 2013″.

    I hadn’t seen that huge list untill now, so congratulations, you guys and gals definitely deserve it.

    And if I can ask just one thing, well… maybe two, PLEASE, do release it sooner rather than later the a video of the 20 minute demo shown only to the press at E3 2013, it would make me truly happy, as well as a lot of fans and even people who never played or heard of The Witcher games.

    The second is a really long shot, but here it goes: if you guys and gals could release a 3-5 minute trailer of Cyberpunk 2077 with some gameplay scenes, that would be equally amazing as well.

    Thanks for everything and if anyone from the team happens to read this message, please give my thanks, support and best wishes to everyone at CD Projekt RED.

    Thank you very much!!!

    PS. From a great The Witcher and Cyberpunk fan.

    • Sdarts

      To make it more clear: I meant it would attract the attention of people who never played or heard of The Witcher games.

      Sorry for the mistake.

    • Sdarts

      The Witcher 3 – The Wild Huntalso won the award for “Best RPG of E3 2013″ from GameTrailers.com.

      Forgot to mention that.

  • Vanguard

    You guys deserve every bit of it!
    Way to go.

  • Forwong

    Don’t forget, W3 is also Gametrailers Game of the show!

  • Isengrim

    You deserve every bit of them! Keep up the good job!

  • Andrés Arvan

    And this is only the beginning!!

  • fish

    how the hell is ‘Least Likely To Be Absolute Arse Award’ not in distinctions?

    • boskee

      It’s in the Awards.

  • LC

    I think you have to add the Best of E3 award from Gametrailers. :)

  • Witcher Geralt


  • uxtull


    RPGFan’s Best Game of E3 2013 would be another worthy addition to your list.

  • RiotBananas

    I’d just like to say that Giant Bomb definitely didn’t give you “Best Role-playing Game”. They haven’t even given any E3 awards. They never have done.


  • TJUK

    Giantbomb say they didn’t give The Witcher 3 any awards. So how many more of these are simply made up? http://blog.jeffgerstmann.net/post/54113016209/an-e3-award-we-didnt-give

  • Andy

    Gaintbomb doesn’t do awards you are mistaken or making up awards!

  • Rhys

    Well you LIED about the Giant Bomb award so how do we know any of these are genuine?

  • SSS


  • Umair Khan

    Well deserved awards . If only we could add gamespot’s people choice award .

  • http://www.cdpred.com/ Agnieszka Szostak

    Guys we’ll be updating the list in a short while as quite some time after E3 media were still sending us e-mails with their awards. We just wanted to wait until we for sure have them all. :) Now about your concerns below – the list was prepared by one of our new team members who by accident took the blog post on Giant Bomb site as the award. We’ve got in touch with our friends from Giant Bomb, apologized and corrected the post. Sorry also to you guys for this! You do have a point though so maybe it would be a good idea, to link every award that’s there on the list, and whenever possible, to the website showing the award. We might try doing this with the next update. :) Plus you can always count awards on the picture at the top of this blog post. ;)