Netflix set to release The Witcher adaptation tv series
Source: TheWitcher The live streaming behemoth Netflix have announced that they plan to tackle their first video game adaptation of The Witcher tv series. The English-language tv show will be based primarily on the fantasy novels of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski from which the game was itself adapted from. Sapkowski has been brought on as a creative consultant on the project and expressed his excitement at the prospect stating, “I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing,”. He continued, “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.” Advertisement: Play over 700 online casino games at Royal Vegas. Video game adaptations on the big screen have been a dismal failure with the latest, last year's Assassins Creed falling well short of anything that could be considered good. It is very likely that in the wake of this failure and that of the Warcraft movie earlier the same year, Netflix have scrapped their earlier plans for a movie adaptation in favour of a tv adaptation. The tv format is considerable better suited for the endeavour as it allows for the slow-build-style storytelling that video games require to hold audiences attention. Source: thewitcher.com Tomek Baginski and Jarek Swako, of the Polish visual studio Platige Image who have been responsible for many of The Witcher video games intos will also be involved with the project. The pair expressed their feelings towards the project in a recent press release stating, “There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and hero inside of all our hearts.” As an avid gamer, all I can't think is please let this be the video game adaptation we have all been waiting for! Looking for more great content? Check out our comparison between console and online gaming.