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CD Projekt: Witcher 2's Sex Scenes Not Gratuitous, "It's About Creative Freedom"

Matt Gardner
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CD Projekt: Witcher 2's Sex Scenes Not Gratuitous, "It's About Creative Freedom"

Much has been made of sex in videogames, presumably because of the mainstream media's insistence that this medium is still a childish pursuit and predominantly geared towards children and the immature.

CD Projekt don't believe in that at all, asserting that The Witcher 2 is nothing if not a game most certainly designed for adults only, exploring an adult storyline with mature themes.

"I think games are evolving," said lead level artist Marek Ziemak, chatting to CVG. "At the beginning the audience was a bit different and some people still think games are for children. We believe that's not true.

"Our opinion is that they're like interactive movies. You can compare it to reading a book or watching a good series on TV because there's a deep storyline and our target definitely is a mature audience."

Indeed, Ziemak is just as insistent that the mature scenes in CD Projekt's game are there for creative reasons, not titillation.

"We're using all the stuff that's being used by other authors and creators like writers or movie directors. It's not about delivering sex just to have sex in your game, it's about creative freedom and having the same opportunities and using the same weapons as all the other creative people."

We utterly agree.

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