New The Witcher 2 Developer Diary Released

By Michelle Balsan, 6 years ago
CD Projekt RED, the minds behind The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, want you to know just how much thought they put into the non-linear story telling featured in the title. In this new developer diary, Story Writers Jan Bartkowicz, Arkadiusz Borowik, and Artur Sliwinski, and Quest Designers Lukasz Szczepanowski and Konrad Tomaszkiewicz walk us through this element of the development process.

In case you can't watch the video, here are a couple of interesting facts to take away. First, the game will have four intros and sixteen endings. Secondly, morality is not a factor. The point of the game is not to be good or evil, but to react as you feel your character would given the choices he has to make. These choices, for the record, go from Global Choices which affect the overall outcome of the game, to specific interactions with NPCs. Finally, the non-linearity is intended to make players go through the game multiple times. Some quests will lock out whole areas of the game world, so making the opposite decision on your next playthrough will almost make it feel like you are playing through a different story.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be released on April 17th, 2012. Head here for details on pre-orders and special editions.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.