See what The Witcher could have been in this previously unreleased tech demo

Matt Sayer 3 October 2017 NEWS


Check out Geralt looking a whole lot more polygonal than he normally does.

Following on from its comprehensive documentary on The Witcher last month, Polish video company has unearthed more never-before-seen details on the development of the popular RPG series.

In a new video, ex-Metropolis developers Kacper Reutt and Jarek Sobierski show off the early tech demo that the studio put together for the ultimately unfinished game, revealing how heavily inspired their version of The Witcher was by games of the time like Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

Jarek discovered the source code for this tech demo among his old files from the abandoned 1997 project, and it's only thanks to's earlier video that he thought to dig around and discover this gem of video game history. Occasions like this reinforce how easy it is for video games to be swallowed by the sands of time and how important video game preservation is to the medium.

In other RPG news, Swery's The Good Life is getting a dog version, and Blizzard is secretly working on a mobile MMO RTS.

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