The Witcher, as we know it, might not exist today if it were not for a decision made a few years into the development of the original game. During a developer presentation at WitcherCon, CD Projekt Red mission designers Phillipp Weber and Błażej Augustynek revealed that Geralt did not intend to be the star of the series at first.
At the beginning of the development of The Witcher, CD Projekt Red was designing the game around characters created by players, which were close to the norm of role-playing games at the time. Although Geralt is the central figure in the series of books on which the game is based, there is a lot of distant land and a complex story to draw from, so it would not have been irrational to present a game since then. A new perspective.
"During the early years, we basically tried to do it so that you could create your own wizard and explore new lands, but then, over and over again, the question arose, you know. The game is called The Witcher. , ”Weber said. "At some point, I think everyone realized, yes, we want to be Geralt de Rivia, we want to be the Wizard ".
The discussion was accompanied by some first images of The Witcher, with what looks like a custom character. Grab it then.
The decision was quickly examined as an interesting anecdote, but my mind immediately evoked a completely different reality in which The Witcher 2, The Witcher 3, TV shows, and everything that arises from Geralt’s unique charm does not exist. .
Most horrible of all, we may not have Tub Geralt and without Tub Geralt what would have become PC Gamer. Would it still remain? Would you have a job here? It makes me shudder to imagine the header images we should find instead of our early bath time.
But we’re on a good timeline, it turns out. The Netflix adaptation of The Witcher has a season 2 release date and we assume a real trailer is on its way later today. We will see WitcherCon throughout the day for more news, revelations and curiosities.