Geralt of Rivia’s voice has spoken about the upcoming remake of the original Witcher and whether CD Project Red will want new voices for it.
Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt of Rivia, spoke about the 2007 remake of The Witcher that CD Project Red is currently developing. Cockle, who has played an essential role in the acclaimed RPG series, has become the embodiment of the monster-hunting protagonist in the English-language versions of the games. Geralt is one of the most popular video game characters of recent times. Especially in the fantasy genre. Many will wonder if the studio will bring back the original voice actor.
CDPR recently announced The Witcher Remake, saying that the reimagining of the PC-exclusive title will be built entirely from scratch in Unreal Engine 5.
The project, codenamed “Canis Majoris,” is currently in the early stages of development, and the studio is asking fans to be patient while the team gets to work on bringing back the 15-year-old title. Of course, many will want to know who will be returning to voice some iconic characters. But at this stage, it is too early to speculate.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Cockle revealed that he doesn’t know much about The Witcher Remake. Apart from the fact that it’s being made in UE5. However, he says it would be “there in an instant”. He said he’s not sure if CD Projekt Red would want to re-record the original texts with him. Or if they will reuse the sounds from the 2007 release. With that in mind, the developer has not yet contacted Cockle about the project. But as mentioned, this is still at an early stage. Given that he was Geralt from the beginning, it would make sense to bring him back for the remake.
The Witcher as a series has grown in popularity with each game, with the third instalment, in particular, cementing itself as one of the best RPGs of the generation.
In fact, The Witcher 3 is now coming to current-generation consoles. The game is scheduled to be released for PS5 and Xbox Series in December.
CD Projekt Red has also announced a new Witcher trilogy and a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077. Once again, not much is known about these upcoming titles, but the Polish studio is clearly very busy. Hopefully not so busy that they forget to contact Doug Cockle.
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