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Geralt’s voice on The Witcher remake: “The transition to UE5 will force CD Projekt RED to change the script and re-voice the game”

Doug Cockle, who voiced Geralt in The Witcher trilogy, gave an interview to a journalist Eurogamer Robert Purchase as part of One to One Podcast. The actor revealed interesting details about working on the original game and also spoke about a possible return to the role in a future remake of the first part.

    Image source: CD Projekt RED

Image source: CD Projekt RED

According to Cockle, CD Projekt RED has not yet contacted him to voice Geralt in the remake, but he hopes they will. “I would have rushed as soon as the call came”said the actor.

“I know about [ремейке] no more than yours he said. — All I know is that CD Projekt RED has announced their intention to remake the first The Witcher on Unreal Engine 5. I don’t know if they will invite me to a re-sound and if the dialogue will remain the same.

    Doug Cockle.  Photo eurogamer.net

Doug Cockle. Photo eurogamer.net

Purchees believes that the creators will most likely decide to re-voice the game and there are several reasons for this:

  • From the second part, many characters were voiced by other actors: instead of Jules de Jongh from the original, the role of Triss in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was played by Jaimi Barbakoff, for example, and Buttercup did not yet voice John Schwab in the first part. Cockle was one of the few actors to make it into the sequel;

  • Since the first installment, CD Projekt RED has greatly improved the game creation process. According to Cockle, in 2005 the studio had no voice actor and was run by “at least four boys” from a team that has no professional experience in this field. Only during the work on the sequel did the responsible specialists come along;
  • Geralt has changed a lot since the release of the first game. The Witcher image played by Cockle finally took shape when work began on the Blood and Wine add-on for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. According to the actor, players can notice the character’s gradual development and transformation “more emotional” Hero;
  • Unreal Engine 5 will give developers more options. “They have to change the script because they can do something that wasn’t possible at the time of the original. said Herzel. — It is likely that the game will be re-voiced in whole or in part. I just can’t imagine with current technology they will recreate the same combat system and character looks.”

When asked by Purchees if CD Projekt RED plans to re-record the lines for the remake, the studio said they would be in talks. “it’s too early”.

In the same conversation, Cockle confessedthat disappoints Leave from the Netflix series Henry Cavill, with whom he first spoke in person at the premiere of season one in London. He praised the actor for it “great job” and wished success to his successor, Liam Hemsworth, who will take over the role after season three.

The Witcher Remake is being developed by Fool’s Theory (Seven: The Days Long Gone) with 59 employees, some of whom have worked at CD Projekt RED in the past. The latter controls the production and is also preparing a full-fledged fourth part, the Phantom Liberty add-on to Cyberpunk 2077 and the game’s continuation, an unknown project under a new license and an improved version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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