Not much time is left before Geralt of Rivia’s journey comes to an end in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and it’s sure to be a fitting end to CD Projekt RED’s series. We’ve learned so much about the game during this seemingly long wait, including its open-world, voice cast, and planned DLC.
At this point, if fans eager to play the game wanted to ignore any future details, few could really blame them. Although, anything involving the developers themselves that might offer some insight into the upcoming game should at least be considered. Who better to trust not to spoil The Witcher 3 than the people that worked on it?
CD Projekt’s Senior Writer Jakub Szamałek recently spoke with IGN to discuss the upcoming game, specifically the ending of Geralt’s story, and how everyone on the team wanted to end things in the most appropriate way possible – that meant giving Geralt the means to “leave with a bang.”
“I think good stories must have an ending. You cannot extend them indefinitely, and we felt that Geralt has had such an amazing adventure, and his saga is already so long and complex that this seemed like a good point to think about an appropriate finale for the story.”
It’s important to note that, even though The Witcher 3 provides an ending for Geralt, that doesn’t necessarily mean the series itself will end here. Of course, neither Szamałek or CD Projekt are up for discussing those particulars just yet. And that makes sense, since their most recent game has yet to come out.
“The Witcher universe is a very big place with a lot of NPCs, a lot of characters, a lot of places we haven’t shown yet. So, we might return to it at some point…but we think that this is a good place to let Geralt enjoy his retirement and try something new.”
Even after The Witcher 3 launches next month, more content is planned for the game’s post-release life, which involves two massive expansions – Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. The pair won’t serve as epilogues to the story, but are instead set concurrent to the main game’s events, with players still controlling Geralt. The game does have multiple playable characters, however, so who’s to say that other people won’t appear?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt finally releases on May 19, 2015 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. PC players can compare their setups to the PC Specs, then check out the game running on Ultra settings. Perhaps it’ll convince them to upgrade their rigs.