April Fools’ pranks can be anything from mean, to mildly amusing, to absolutely hilarious. Witcher 3 devs CD Projekt Red have come up with their own, and it’s in a league of its own.
Seriously, I have no idea what I just watched, but I know it was something very special indeed.
It turns out CD Projekt make their pranks like they make their games (really fucking good).
You can check the video out below. I’m not gonna say anything about it, because that would detract from the elegance of what you’re about to see, and I would hate to do that to you.
Needless to say it involves one of Witcher’s most enduring icons, I’m sure you can work out the rest from the thumbnail. Enjoy…
Yep, everybody loves Roach. On naming the horsey hero: “We considered a bunch of options, but Doobie and Spliff seemed off-lore”.
Well played CD Projekt. Well played indeed.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.