January 2012 - The debut trailer for CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077 was released. The following day a hidden message was discovered in the trailer that pointed to the imminent announcement of a new entry in The Witcher series.
February 2012 - CD Projekt unveiled their newest engine, the REDengine 3, which gave a first glimpse of the graphics engine that would be deployed in their upcoming RPGs.
Several days later The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was officially announced by Game Informer and was featured on the cover of their upcoming edition. Artwork for the game was also released.
A day after that the first batch of screenshots for the game were leaked online.