The Witcher 3's Writer Regrets Not Exploring Ciri's Past "a Bit More"

The Witcher 3's Writer Regrets Not Exploring Ciri's Past "a Bit More"

This isn't the first time there's been talk of Ciri getting her own adventure.

Ciri was arguably the breakout star of 2015's excellent The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. There's been tons of speculation before about whether the franchise could potentially continue with Ciri taking over as the protagonist from Geralt of Rivia, but a new interview shines a bit more light on the secretive subject.

The interview comes from our sister site VG247. "I regret we didn't get to explore Ciri's past a bit more," says The Witcher 3 principal writer Jakub Szamałek, adding that she's an "amazingly rich and complex character."

Ciri being absent from the majority of The Witcher 3 is by design, of course. She's evading the titular Wild Hunt, who want to use the Elder Blood in her veins to save their home world. "Maybe it's something we'll get back to in the future," says Szamałek of exploring Ciri's relatively untold past.

This isn't the first time talk has surfaced of Ciri taking over for The Witcher 4, a game that remains entirely unconfirmed by CD Projekt. Szamałek himself has previously said the character perhaps didn't get the attention she deserved, and even Geralt's voice actor, Doug Cockle, has said that if The Witcher 4 were to happen, it should focus on Ciri.

For now though, The Witcher 4 remains a pipe dream. Developer CD Projekt has confirmed they're making another big budget game after Cyberpunk 2077 releases later this year in September, and that this game would either be more Cyberpunk, or a potential return to The Witcher franchise in some form.

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