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Mod Adds First-Person To The Witcher 3, But Only On Horseback

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I don’t think first-person would necessarily make The Witcher 3 a better game, but damn this looks cool.

The mod, created by insane0hflex, adds two new horseback perspectives to The Witcher 3: over-the-shoulder and first-person. Both are neat, but I don’t know; there’s something about seeing The Witcher 3’s war-torn world up-close-and-personal—through Geralt’s man-cat eyes—that excites the hell out of me. There’s already such a sense of place to The Witcher 3. Getting to properly inhabit it strikes me as a damn cool prospect. The sense of scale is even nicer in first-person, too.

Of course, the mod only works when you’re on Roach, for now. No running around or fighting or lustily flirting on foot. I imagine creating a mod of that sort would take a hell of a lot more work, if it’s even possible (given that complex custom animations would probably be necessary).


It would be a pretty amazing thing to have, though. I’ve always respected CD Projekt’s decision to draw a line between Geralt’s identity and the player’s. He has distinct motives and his own personality; we never quite get to be him like we would our characters in, say, Skyrim or Fallout. So in that respect, a third-person viewpoint—a slight disconnect—compliments the series’ gameplay and story. Still, The Witcher 3’s world is so lived-in and detail-rich. I’d love to just soak it all in.

For the moment, though, horseback is much better than nothing. Have at it!

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