“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.”
Geralt “has reached the end of his journey,” but this doesn’t mean it’s the end of The Witcher universe in video games. “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,” Szamałek said. “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."
My only problem with Ciri being the next "witcher" is she kinda isn't a witcher. At best she's a pseudo-witcher - meaning she has the training, skills, and knowledge from Geralt but not the mutations that prevent witchers from dying of poison, disease, infection, etc, or the ability to cast signs or spells (she can unleash the Power, but it's unpredictable and doesn't seem to function like spells or signs). Now, mages also have immunity to diseases I think, so maybe as a Source she has that as well?
Not undergoing the mutations also means her reflexes will always be much slower than a real witcher's. Or does the witcher training make them have superhuman reflexes to dodge attacks and deflect crossbow bolts (and, therefore, not have to go around in plate armor)?
Dammit, Where's the source where CDPR anounced that TW3 would be the farewell to Geralt when I need it? Or a lot of you suffer amnesia nor you had not read/watch CDPR's interviews....
So, do you eally think that CDPR will sacrifice some aspect of their CP77 just because TW3 is now popular? They've said they are tired about Geralt, they've said it wouldn't be smart take profit from The Witcher's world. And they've say also that if they do another game it might be CP77 be finished. So, at least, a couple of years for awaiting. Meanwhile, they are woriking in both Witcher's extension packs, (around more than 30 hours each of one), just as two whole games.
So, no. I don't count on a TW4 for now. Ten years of Geralt is a lot of time. Even dev, writers and artits need some eaned rest after working, eating, dreaming of Geralt throughout a long decade.
They've said, The Witcher franchise will continue. Just not with Geralt.
Also, it's not like CD_Projekt Red will use the same writers and developers!
Hell, they'll do less work if they use the existing technology now and NOT wait.
They can hire more people to do the Witcher 4.
It's not a "DO Cyberpunk or Witcher" situation. They can do both.
Ciri is not a witcher, She never took the potions or did the trial.Ciri IS a witcher. In "Something more" short story Geralt sais true children taken by Law of Suprise doesn't need Trial of Grasses. In last book, Cirilla killed Leo Bonhart - bounty hunter who was better in swordmanship than witchers and was collecting their medallions. Ciri has taken medallions. One of them, with Wolf, she has given to Geralt. Second of them, with Cat, she put on her neck and became the absolutellyüberfuckerbadass witcher!
If it's not Geralt in witcher 4 i won't play it. I have followed his story through the three games. It won't be the witcher without geralt. Also they have to follow the books, it would be unfair to bastardise some writers lifetime of work.
I would prefer a customisable character, that's the main flaw of TW series for me. Other RPGs are great because you can roleplay different characters, not be set with one.
The witcher is based on a Sapkowski books. They can't just bastardise his novels. You could easily make prequels to the witcher series. There's so much that happens before the witcher 1. Fucking around with the lore is something EA/bioware doIronically, this is exactly why from a writing standpoint, not using Geralt as the protagonist would allow CDPR more freedom in coming up with a story that doesn't contradict the written material in the books.
If they make a 4th game with a new protagonist, it's a blank slate. They don't have to worry about existing lore about the character, or about existing relationships he/she has with NPCs. They can craft their own story without much concern about stepping on existing toes.
More and more, I want a new protagonist. And when I say new, I mean brand new character, not just making Ciri the new protagonist. It gives the writers more creative freedom to take the story in whatever direction they want, without having to worry about contradicting the books or even the previous Witcher games.
The witcher is based on a Sapkowski books. They can't just bastardise his novels. You could easily make prequels to the witcher series. There's so much that happens before the witcher 1. Fucking around with the lore is something EA/bioware do