The Witcher 3 Sex & Violence Won’t Be Toned Down For Ratings
The Witcher series has always been developed for an adult audience in mind, and the upcoming game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is bound to be no different. The developers at CD Projekt RED state that the game is going to be as mature as it needs to be, and that they have absolutely no intention of toning down its sexual and violent content for the sake of ratings.
In an interview with Australian gaming website Games.on.net (via Gameranx), the developers revealed that they have no intention of keeping the Australian classification system in mind when developing content for the upcoming game. The team will simply include in the game what it “feels is right” without allowing outside forces to influence their creative vision.
“We don’t create the game with any specific rating in mind,” said CD Projekt RED’s Agnieszka Szostak. “We implement in it things we believe will create the best gaming experience. Whether those are meaningful choices, deep relationships between characters, sex scenes, bloody combat or curses.
“If we think they are needed there to make the game world living, breathing and believable they will be there. Rating of the game is a secondary thing really.”
Their stance is notable, given that the Australian classification board recently refused to classify both Saints Row 4 and State of Decay for reasons deemed “unfit” for an Australian audience. It remains to be seen whether The Witcher 3 will suffer the same restriction.