CD Projekt RED on Sex in The Witcher Games: We Make Mature Games for Mature Players

If you’ve played past Witcher games or have read the books it’s based on, then chances are you’ve come across at least one scenario where sex was involved. 

In our exclusive interview with CD Projekt RED, we mentioned to Level Designer Miles Tost that each entry in The Witcher game series contained some level of sexuality in them, which has stirred some controversy. What do they think of sexuality in gaming and how they’re approaching the subject in The Witcher 3?

We make mature games, for mature players (every Witcher game is for adults only) and sex is, well, a part of adult life. The key thing is not to overdo it, not to sell your game with sex. As long as you remain tactful in what you do, as long as you have a legitimate reason to put sex in your game, I think it’s quite safe to do so.

In the same interview, Tost also mentioned that there’s “no plans” to re-release previous games in The Witcher franchise on PlayStation platforms.

How do you feel about sex in games? Should developers be allowed to put as much  of it as they want in games or should it be used sparingly and not just for shock value?