The developers behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt talk a little bit about their ambitions with the new titles storyline.
Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, the lead quest designer on The Witcher 3, recently spoke with VG247 about what’s going on in the new game and just where they’re going with the plot. There’s more to the story than you might think, such as how our lead character, Geralt has changed and evolved over time.
Geralt has regained his memory, and he’s also more mature now. He knows what he wants from life, and he’s determined to get it. In my opinion, plot of The Witcher 3 is the most mature plot in The Witcher trilogy.
It focuses on matters most personal for Geralt, but at the same time we are still keeping complex the politics, intrigues and mature subjects like racism, that are so important for The Witcher setting.
So Geralt is getting more flavorful. That’s good. Stronger characters do tend to make for a stronger plot, but just where are they going with the plot? The Wild Hunt is supposed to be big, but just how big?
Witcher 3 is extremely ambitious in terms of the number of characters and plots that we’re introducing,” Tomaszkiewicz continued, “but also in terms of how we want to present them. We want to tell a truly immersive and emotional story in an epic environment.
The overarching plot will have a huge impact on the state of world as a whole, but we’re not aiming at making Geralt savior of universe – this would be out of his character. As always, Geralt will get dragged into big events that he would otherwise stay out of, and influence them in his own way.”
“As for the ending states of the world, we are using the “butterfly effect” as we did in our previous games. So you can expect that seemingly unimportant choices may cause serious consequences later on in the game.