Submitted by Abriael 179d ago | interview

The Witcher 3 preview: how to build an RPG with 36 endings

PC Gamer Writes: Four quest designers worked on the original Witcher. Its more refined sequel had six. The conclusion to the trilogy, which promises 100 hours of content and a 50-hour story, has more than doubled that. “We have about 14, I think,” says lead quest designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz. (PC, PS4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Xbox One)

TheUberAsian  +   179d ago
36 ENDINGS!!! How do you possibly get to see all of those?
PockyKing  +   179d ago
joab777  +   179d ago
Lol. On day 1 too.
xtremexx  +   179d ago
saves before important parts.
Roccetarius  +   179d ago
Considering minor and more important quests both affect the ending, that's going to be tough to do.

The devs of Witcher 3 have been pretty open about that, and you won't see the consequences before later.
DemonChicken  +   179d ago
i'm speculating they it may include some bad endings

something like bad end, normal end, true ending =p

If not and just normal endings depending on choice, i.e. who you side, which girl you choose, etc. Then alot of work has been put in (not like it isn't huge and ambitious as it is) xD
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--Onilink--  +   179d ago
if Witcher 2 is anything to go by, those wont be the type of endings at all. There are no "good" or "bad endings in that game. It simply depends on the allegiances you chose, maybe you save one person instead of another, etc.

I expect the same type of endings for this game, never expect an ending where everything works out for everyone and no one dies (i.e Mass Effect, though i dont have a problem with these type of ending either), its just not Witcher´s style
elhebbo16  +   179d ago
I'm guessing it will be 3 major differences with 16 minor ones (example of minor: deciding to kill a certain beast for a town or not, if yes hes dead if no he either helps an environment or causes chaos, etc) Witcher 2 was said two have 16 different endings but in reality its divided by a 2-3 major differences like choosing an allegiance to a certain faction than the other.

I could be wrong, maybe CDPR went the other mile and make every ending very different and distinct than the next.
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badz149  +   179d ago
"How to make a RPG with 36 endings"

Just don't ask Bioware.
CJDUNCAN  +   179d ago
I don't buy the 36 endings. It was suppose to have about the same in Witcher 2, but it didn't. The story shifted according to each choice you made but the ending was always the same.
gameDevWannaBe  +   179d ago
I hope they win rpg of the year.

I wanna see cdpr get the recognition they deserve.
OpieWinston  +   179d ago
It'll be REALLY hard to master this game. I don't know how I'm going to get all the achievements. Was a long venture on Witcher 2.
Roccetarius  +   179d ago
I didn't think the Witcher 2 achievements were so bad, since you just needed 2 playthroughs for it. Now that Witcher 3 is much more open, it could be problematic with a variety of world states.
OpieWinston  +   179d ago
It was a long venture for one playthrough of Witcher 2. And I adored it so much I couldn't rush through it on my second playthrough.

Just can't wait to start the adventure.
DarkLord1003  +   179d ago
36 endings.. That doesn't even make sense imo.
joab777  +   179d ago
I love mmo's b/c they lengthen the rpg trope. They allow u to feel the weight of your dedication instead of seeing credits role after 100 hrs. (I know the witcher isnt one lol)

Anyway, the Witcher has always been pushing the envelope and now they have the tech to see their vision come to light. I simply cant wait. What I really want though, is end game content similar to an mmo, maybe in the vein of dragons dogma. Interesting multiplayer aspects could be implemented. Not an mmo of sorts, but maybe the hunting rare creatures, inviting up to 3 ppl to fight them.

I just dont want tgis game to end once it starts.
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porkChop  +   179d ago
36 endings is great, but only if there is meaningful difference between all those endings. Regardless, the game looks great.
TheTowelBoy  +   179d ago
Yeah he said in the article that they had to put a lot of work into the endings so I'm sure they'll be good. Though just with any game these days I'm tempering my hype levels.
elhebbo16  +   179d ago
I hope Witcher 3 has a dark mode again, using all the witcher's tool at your disposal just to kill a beast is one of the best feelings I had playing the Witcher 2.
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Darkfist  +   179d ago
i'll end up with 2 endings, and thats it
TheTowelBoy  +   179d ago
Very good looking game. So far Watch Dogs, DA:I, and this are my top 3 right now.
LAWSON72  +   179d ago
If you asked bioware they would say open up MS paint and pick out 36 different colors in the color select window lol
mezati99  +   179d ago
36 endings!!!! i can play this game for more than 1000 hours...literally
TheGrimReaper0011  +   179d ago
Just be carefull what you promise, guys

Lets not get a Mass Effect 3 hype here where they only had 3 slightly different endings. That said though

Bring on The Witcher 3! My body is ready! I'm so excited! Welcome to die! Show me your moves! All your base are belong to us! Other Random famous quote!
cyclindk  +   179d ago
37... Or I walk.
Patrick_pk44  +   179d ago
I assume the majority of the ending will just be which character dies.

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