The voice behind Geralt of Rivia talks about the upcoming remake of the original Witcher, & whether CD Project Red will want new voices for it.
Doug Cockle, the voice behind Geralt of Rivia, has been talking about the remake of 2007’s The Witcher, which CD Project Red is currently developing. Playing a vital role in the celebrated RPG series, Cockle has become synonymous with the monster hunter protagonist, at least in the English versions of the games. Geralt is one of the most beloved video game characters in recent history, particularly in the fantasy genre, & many will be curious about whether the studio will bring the original voice actor back.
CDPR announced the remake of The Witcher not long ago, saying this reimagining of the PC exclusive title is being completely built from scratch in Unreal Engine 5. Codenamed “Canis Majoris,” the project is currently in the early stages of development, with the studio asking fans to be patient while the team get to work on bringing back this 15-year-old title. Of course, what many will want to know is who will be returning to voice some of the iconic characters, but it may be too soon at this stage to have any certainty.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Cockle has said he’s not aware of much when it comes to the remake of The Witcher, other than it’s being made in UE5, though he says he’d be “there in an instant.” He goes on to say that he’s not sure whether CD Projekt Red will want to re-record the original lines using him, or if they’ll just reuse the voices from the 2007 release. With that in-mind, it seems as though the developer has yet to get in touch with Cockle about the project, but as mentioned above, it’s still in the early stages. Given that he’s been Geralt since the beginning, it would make sense for him to be brought back for the remake, bringing a fresh performance to the role.
As a series, The Witcher has become ever more popular with each passing game, with the third installment in particular going down as one of the greatest RPGs of its generation. In fact, The Witcher 3 is now coming to current-gen consoles, with plans to release the game for PS5 & Xbox Series in December.
On top of that, CD Projekt Red also announced a new Witcher trilogy, as well as a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077. Again, not much is known about these upcoming titles, but the Polish studio is evidently keeping busy, but hopefully not too busy that it forgets to contact Doug Cockle.
The Witcher Remake is in development.
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