The Witcher 2 - Interview @ Game Trailers
Game Informer talked to Adam Badowski from CD Project RED. They talked about the meaning of the Witcher 2 making its debut on consoles, the plans for The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition, as well as the success they've enjoyed with The Witcher series, and much more.
A quote from Adam Badowski where on modern rpgs:
DK: There used to be a distinct difference between RPG titles and Action or Adventure titles, but those lines have been blurred in recent years as gamers crave more intense combat situations in tandem with engaging, interactive plot lines. How do you see the RPG genre evolving over the next generation and what role do you hope to play in that process?
AB: Sometimes it worries me where RPGs are going nowadays. As I said we are inspired by classics. For us the two main features of an RPG are freedom and story. They have to coexist in a good game of this genre. The polarization of these two in modern RPGs is not where we are going. We know that a 100 per cent sandbox game will make the story suffer. And a completely narrative driven game will limit the choice. The industry often doesn’t put effort to combine the two. It’s a hard job and requires a lot of time and work, but I think we've accomplished it. The Witcher’s world isn’t the most open, but we give complete freedom when It comes to the story. As our slogan for the Enhanced Edition says – a true hero forges his own story. That’s what Geralt does. Maybe you can’t wander the world as you wish, but surely you can straw around different gameworld states – you wander around storylines, they are completely up to you. Modern RPGs don’t go this way, because it requires a lot of effort to create a chapter of a game that a player may not see because of his choice, but that’s what we did. Even if RPGs introduce more action they can’t lose those two elements – story and freedom. And our games will always have these traits.
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