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This year, CD Project RED has confirmed that they’re working on a sequel in The Witcher franchise. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is a classic and a masterpiece to many, with its impressive graphics, lively gameplay, and extensive story. How could they live up to such high standards? Here are some ideas that could make The Witcher 4 rise to the occasion.
1. Keep Geralt as the Main Focus
Depending on which ending you got in The Witcher 3, there’s a lot of insinuation that Geralt wants to hang up his medallion for good. Kaer Morhen is falling apart and aging, just like The Witchers themselves, making them a somewhat fading breed of heroes. As much as retirement would look good on Geralt, we don’t want another bait and switch like what they did with The Last of Us, where Joel was barely playable. We got to play as Ciri for some key moments of the story, which is cool and all, but Geralt will always be our favorite.
2. Please…Stop with the Candles
As Geralt says in The Witcher 3: “Damn candles.” We all know the pain of trying to loot a crate, but then lighting up a nearby candle…pointlessly. There is no real function to this little trick. As much as it could impress Yennefer during a candlelit dinner, it doesn’t do anything for the game. Removing this function completely would leave many players grateful that they can freely loot without interruption.
3. Online Gameplay
There are already so many elements to The Witcher games, but online compatibility is not one of them. Including an online mode would be a great way to take a break from Story Mode or contracts. Competitive play in the form of a treasure hunt or monster mash would be an epic challenge. There could even be some rewards, such as items, extra coins, or armor for the best of the best. Getting gamers to challenge each other could really add something new and fresh.
Some people think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” when it comes to franchises, but throwing a curveball and expanding on the realm of possibilities is always exciting for gamers. No matter what the game entails, we all want another chance to roam around the Continent. Until then, we’ll be waiting on the edge of our gaming chairs for more news!
Guest Author: Gabrielle Muniz