The Witcher series has been one of big adventure, big choices, and big worlds to explore. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt seeks to take that to the nth degree, even though it’ll be the end of Geralt of Rivia’s (the main character) story. As Senior Writer for the game Senior Writer Jakub Szamałek told IGN in an interview, “we felt that we owed Geralt a proper goodbye, and decided to part ways with a boom.”
As other franchises have proved, it’s easy to keep a main character going in order to continue the series. However, The Witcher crew didn’t want to do that with Geralt. Szamalek added:
“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.”
Don’t think though that this is the definitive end for The Witcher game series. It may be the end of Geralt, and the franchise may take a break, but Jakub notes there’s still a lot more to see.
“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.”
Does this make you happy that we’re going to both get a definitive end for Geralt, yet also may have more Witcher games in the future? Let us know in the comments below!