The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was officially announced just a few days before, but the development team at CD Projekt RED is ready to offer information on the actual story of the coming game, including the reasons that drive main character Geralt on his adventures.
The game will start no more than six months after the end of The Witcher 2, with the political situation more complicated than in the rest of the games.
The Nilfgaard Empire continues its battle against the Northern Kingdoms but a sort of stalemate has been reached on the battlefield, allowing gamers to move around the game world and explore a lot of locations while interacting with both sides.
Marcin Blancha, the lead writer working on The Witcher 3
, and Borys Pugacz Muraszkiewickz, a senior writer on the game, say that the game will also feature an yet unnamed bigger threat, which feels personal for Geralt but could affect the entire universe.
Their full interview with GameInformer
is worth watching in full.
Apparently, Geralt will also be more mature in his interactions with the rest of the characters and he will be less interested in simple pleasures and in quick romantic trysts.
The character understands that the stakes are higher than ever and is ready to face the challenge of finding Yennefer and finally completing his personal story arc.
Triss Marigold will also have an important role in The Witcher 3
, despite the fact that the two characters go their separate ways at the end of the second game in the series.
The developers have also mentioned that other character from the series will make appearance, with changed motivations and new roles.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to use an open-world structure and the team has already said that it wants a game that’s more varied and interesting than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.