If you always wanted Geralt Of Rivia As GPS, telling you which turn to take in a junction, well… your dream has come true. Partially.
Doug Cockle has been the English language voice of Geralt in CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher games even since 2007, the launch of the first game, all the way up to 2016, when The Witcher 3’s second major expansion, called Blood and Wine, launched. Twelve years later, the trilogy has become a „must-play” in Western action-RPGs, and you can acquire the games at a dirt cheap price by this point.
Now, Cockle has become an optional GPS voice in Euro Truck Simulator 2. At 1:10 in the video below, you can already hear him go „You’re going too fast!”. Sure, Cockle doesn’t entirely pull off the Geralt voice in the voice pack, but he still highly resembles his performance in the CD Projekt RED games. (At least, we feel that way.) Our favourite moment was when the driver pulled into the parking lot at the end of the mission, where Cockle goes „It’s all over now.” It’s brilliant: while it might sound a little off from what you’d usually come to expect from a GPS voice (thankfully, you can turn the GPS voices off entirely if you want to rely on the GPS’ map to navigate), it’s an entertaining idea.
We still wonder: this Geralt Of Rivia As GPS business taken aside, will Cockle be voicing somebody in Cyberpunk 2077 or not? It would be a very kind gesture from the Polish developers. The game will be shown at E3, and it’s already rumoured to come out in the first half of 2020. (Maybe they’ll tell us a release date there, too.)
You can read or review of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt here.