As is to be expected, when games are demonstrated at shows like E3, there are often more tweaks and tinkerings to come before release dates roll around, meaning there can be differences between what you see and the final version. However, it seems some The Witcher 3 fans are keen to play the game as it originally appeared pre-launch. A popular new “E3 inspired gameplay mod” turns back the clock on one of the best RPG games – heck, best PC games – of all time, giving players a flavour of its pre-launch build in-game.
Tag: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher III HD Reworked Project is one of our very favourite mods for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. Modder ‘Halk Hogan’ has been working on it for quite a while, and the results have been consistently impressive: the environmental textures, lighting, and prop improvements all look terrific in 4K, which is where you see the seams in the game’s good but (slightly) aging graphics.
Sure, The Witcher 3 has its fair share of naughty moments, and of course there’s that Geralt bath scene that’s also now a purchasable figurine and featured in The Witcher Netlfix show. But, you might have noticed the RPG game’s Geralt is never completely, er, on display even though NPCs in the game sometimes are. Developer CD Projekt Red has now spoken about why this is – and it seems it’s to do with some countries’ ratings board guidelines about playing nude characters in games.
Are you old enough to remember the days when Toss A Coin To Your Witcher was memorable and catchy, but before the internet drove it completely into the ground? I mostly joke, but the internet has grabbed hold of the song and will not let go. Its success comes as a surprise to the song’s writer as much as anyone – she wrote the lyrics in a ten-minute fit of inspiration.
If you’re fan of The Witcher 3, you’ve probably also been getting stuck into Netflix’s The Witcher series – and at last seen that Geralt-in-a-bathtub scene. It’s safe to say the show’s been a bit of a hit so far, but it seems the author of the original Witcher books wasn’t always so sure about the idea of a show – Andrzej Sapkowski has said he was initially “reluctant”.
It’s fair to say Netflix’s The Witcher show has been a bit of a hit, reportedly on-track to becoming the streaming platform’s “biggest season one TV series ever”. Now it’s here, and with the next series on the way, author of the original Witcher books Andrzej Sapkowski has talked about his expectations for The Witcher season 2 and beyond.
Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave these past few weeks, you’ve almost certainly heard of Netflix’s The Witcher show (or at least that song, Toss a Coin to Your Witcher). One of the most breathtaking sequences of the show is in its first episode – a fight between Geralt of Rivia and the grumpy (and armed) folk of Blaviken. If you were wondering how it was done, Geralt himself is here to fill you in.
The Witcher landed on Netflix last month, and by most accounts it’s a hit – and you can partly thank the show’s impressive use of stunt work and practical effects for helping it stand out among a sea of digitally enhanced fantasy shows. Stunt department coordinator Lucy Unger has been providing an unofficial look behind the scenes of the show, and the results have been delightful.
Witcher fever has hit hard, to a greater degree than it’s ever hit before, and there are some steep discounts to enjoy if you’ve been caught by the Geralt bug for the first time. Certainly, you’re not alone – even though the review scores for Netflix’s The Witcher were all over the place, it’s spark record Witcher player counts for every game in the series.