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May 21st, 2010, 11:53
Those choices will also be made more interesting for us Anglophiles by the mere fact our language is being used as the primary language in the game. While it might rightly annoy Polish speakers to see a game from their country made in English, the consolation for us is that we won’t be getting the substandard translation the original Witcher suffered from on release (and was corrected in the Enhanced Edition).
Does this mean that the translation into the Polish language will become "substandard" ?

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Or : Either way you do it, you might do it wrong.

The bottom line of this is that they are concentrating more on the international markt than on the national market with this release.

It's like what I hd wriitten earlier somewhere . Game productions become so huge in terms of costs that they MUST go international - because ONLY THEN they get the change to get the horrendous costs back in.

And the profiteers from that are people with English as the native and second language, essentially.

Countries like France, which still concentrate on their own language might suffer from all of these approaches. In the end, this kind of concentrating on English-language releases for the international market is undermining and essentially eroding national languages.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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