Senior writer Jakub Szamałek talks the various mechanics of the upcoming open world RPG.
A little more than a month before the release of CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we’re starting to learn even more about the massive world it presents. In a recent interview with Gamer.ru (translated by “TemerianGirl” on the game’s official forums), senior writer Jakub Szamałek talked about how you’ll have a choice to side with monsters at times rather than killing them. Some monsters may even help complete certain quests.
“Yes it is possible. Geralt basically kills the monsters that are dangerous to people, but there are reasonable monsters who have a valid reason to show aggression. You might meet a monster with whom the locals treated badly, and even then you have to decide whether to kill it or, on the contrary, to deal with people who put a contract on it. There will be some monsters who will assist you in the fulfillment of certain side quests. In any case, you have to expect a few different scenarios.”
There will also be the option to bargain in-game. “I also like our mechanics of bargaining. When you sign up for the execution of the contract, you can bargain. People either accept your terms, or offer their own, cheaper price. It’s a simple system, but it allows you to feel yourself as a Witcher. In the game, as well as in the books, The Witcher have to deal with extremely dangerous work for very little money, and customers never want to pay what should have been paid or they may be screaming about being robbed. I think the opportunity to bargain will allow you to experience it all on yourself, that’s why I like it so much.”
Szamalek further revealed that if you’re really hard up for cash, you can take a bank loan. “As I recall, this option, as deposits, is not available in the game, but you will be able to take a loan in the bank and then buy something you want. Well, first you have to pay for previously received credit before taking a new one.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out on May 19th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Excited? Let us know in the comments.