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Lovey-Dovey: The Witcher 3 Patch To Expand Romances

Love. Ewww! Gross. Don’t think I haven’t seen you around the place, holding hands, smooching, gazing longingly, and sliding hands up- the point is, once you awful people get loved up, you want to do more of it. More chats about plans and futures and furniture and – worst of all – wonky little clones of yourselves to show the whole dang troubled world how much you love each other. Love. The worst.

I like that a lot of lovey stuff in The Witcher 3 [official site] is terse, unspoken, or broadly doomed. I can relate to that. But no, because you rats demand more love, CD Projekt RED plan to expand their RPG’s romances a little in an upcoming patch.

The supposed problem centers on Triss, Geralt’s main squeeze from the first two games. Hints of romance with another sorceress lurked in the background of both, then The Witcher 3 introduced Yennefer as a possible love pal who spends a fair bit of time with Geralt while questing. Triss plays a smaller, slightly disconnected role in TW3, and romancing her didn’t feel like much of a romance. CD Projekt have said before that they planned to address this a little, and recently said it’d come with the next patch – whenever that comes. As for what it’ll actually change, RED told Kotaku:

“We’ll be adding some additional dialogue for Triss and Yennefer in the upcoming patch due to the fan feedback. We’ve read many opinions on our forums where gamers weren’t satisfied with the way their romance choices were fleshed out, so we wanted to change that by adding some extra conversational options.”

I chose Triss in TW3 – purely to check that love is still super gross, and yep, it still is – and quite liked that the romance with her was a quiet, reserved, “It went wrong, but once all this calms down let’s try again” sort of thing. I still haven’t finished the game, though, so I might have missed some weirdness.

For goodness’ sake, you lot, explore the many wonders of platonic love. All this romantic love is so very, utterly, deeply, uncontrollably gross.

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