If you played through The Witcher series on PC then you’re probably excited for the upcoming Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and the great news is that CD Projekt Red has confirmed that you’ll be able to carry your saves over to Witcher 3 to carry over your choices from the previous games. That’s great and all, but what about the consoles, where they only got Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings on the Xbox 360 and Witcher 3 will be the first of the series to hit the Sony platforms.
Don’t worry because CD Projekt Red has you covered. “The way how it works is that the game on the consoles will ask you whether you want to simulate a specific state of the world, coming from previous games,” Level Designer Miles Tost explained in an interview with Joystiq. “If you choose ‘yes,’ then you will get a special conversation at one part of the game – I don’t want to spoil where it happens. It’s basically a conversation with a character and the conversation is about the adventures of Geralt of Rivia. And you can basically deny or confirm whatever [the character] has heard of whatever tales of [Geralt.] It’s actually kind of a cute mechanic. If you don’t want to simulate the state then this conversation doesn’t take place.”
This simulated world conversation will also be available in the PC version as well, as it would serve not only as a reminder for those who may have lost/deleted their save files (lets face it, it has been seven long years since Geralt’s adventure started on PC) but a good recap of events for those who are new to the series on both console and PC. At this point I’d like to remind people that Witcher 2 Assassin of Kings is available as part of the Games for Gold on Xbox 360 until the end of the month.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set for a May 19th release on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.