16 hours of sex mo-cap filmed for The Witcher 3 isn't just for kicks

Sex Sign

An interview with a CD Projekt RED senior game designer reveals why sex plays such an important role in the game.

CD Projekt RED's upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is said to have sex scenes in the game constructed from a total of 16 hours of motion captured data, according to The Guardian.

In the interview with senior game designer on The Witcher 3, Damien Monnier, he explains that the sex scenes aren't just there for mere titillation, they are there to provide context.

Within the first 15 seconds of the game's opening there is said to be a sex scene between a woman and monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.

"People might think we’re putting sex into the opening scene for no good reason,” explained Monnier. "No, no, no. We are establishing that your character was intimate with this woman recently in order to plant in your mind that, at very least, he must enjoy her company.

"Through sex we have shown that this is a person who Geralt would be compelled to chase after if she went missing. Sex is the quickest way in which to establish the relationship and provide a justification for the player to pursue this woman.

“We couldn’t just tell you to go find someone you don’t know or care about. It wouldn’t work.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is due for release on 19th May for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Thanks, VG247.

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