‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ News & Update: Players Takes On Role Of Geralt To Showcase Ciri’s Story
CD Projekt Red introduced a few tweaks in "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" where Geralt is set to complete the story of his adopted daughter, Ciri. "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" features a traditional fantasy story that focuses on a chosen hero. However, despite the game supposedly putting Ciri at the center of its plot, players actually take on the role of Geralt.
Polygon revealed that instead of playing Cirilla Fion Elen Riannon, heir to the Nilfgaard throne and last known Elder Blood possessor, players actually get to play Geralt of Rivia. In "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," players will control Geralt during most of the game. "The Witcher 3" introduces both the conventional Hero's Journey focusing on Ciri, as well as Geralt's personal story. The presence of Geralt allows for small tales that help further shape Hero's Journey.
The initial two-thirds of "The Witcher 3" will delve on the search for Ciri. Geralt will be recruited by Emperor EmhyrvarEmreis, Ciri's biological father, to search for her with only limited clues. The search in "The Witcher 3" will lead to three main sections, namely the city of Novigrad, the swamps of Velen and the islands of Skellige. Each location has its own set of features, traits and quest style. "The Witcher 3" players can play Ciri during flashbacks in the quests, although players will still play Geralt most of the time.
In "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," Geralt will take on various tasks like hunting beasts, looking for treasure, finding romantic interests, killing targets and doing other menial jobs. Playing Geralt in "The Witcher 3" will require developing abilities that will help him survive. Playing Ciri will feel more like turning the character into a superhero. Ciri will have more capabilities than Geralt and gamers will notice how she can dominate enemies more easily than her adoptive father. Overall, having Geralt finish Ciri's story in "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" provided a thorough take on the story.
In the meantime, Eurogamer reported that CD Projekt Red announced that "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" will not be updated or patched to support PlayStation 4 Pro. The game developer wish to fully focus on upcoming games like "Cyberpunk 2077" and "Gwent" instead.