The Witcher 3 As A First-Person Game

Forget workarounds using a horse, here’s a proper mod that lets you play The Witcher 3 (well, most of it, at least) in first-person.

skacikpl’s mod (which is still a work in progress) is fairly easy to get running, and once enabled lets you walk and run your way around the countryside in full first-person mode. You can even see Geralt’s feet as you go.

Given the fact The Witcher 3 was coded as a third-person game, it’s not perfect; combat doesn’t work, for example, so the camera pans back out when you draw your weapon. It doesn’t support first-person horse-riding, either.

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But for those like me who just wanna run around in the grass and soak up the wind and sunshine and just how pretty this world us, it looks awesome. If you want to download it and give it a try, the link is in this thread.

Oh, and before you put 2+2 together, this doesn’t work in VR and the guy doesn’t have a VR kit to develop on, so this is a strictly traditional first-person mode for now.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

I get very serious migraines and can get pretty nauseous from some fps games, depending on the game (fps with heavy motion blur can be the worst culprits)- and I found myself already feeling dizzy within 15 seconds of watching that video. It’s a very cool idea, for sure, and I wish the best to skacikpl and the further development of this mod. But I don’t think I could take it for more than a minute or two.