I enjoy covering fan theories, because even though a lot of them can be wonky there are times when they’re spot on. This next one is a bit out there, but when you take a closer look at some of the details it makes sense.
Keep in mind, I cannot comment on the theory as I have yet to play The Witcher 3 — it drops on May 19.
If you want to experience the game without any spoilers, particularly when it comes to the main story, then don’t read any further.
What Is This Crackpot Theory?
The theory actually comes from someone over at Kotaku, who’s already had the chance to play The Witcher 3. It seems odd that they would cover such a thing as the game doesn’t launch for another few days, but oh well.
Apparently, after the game’s first act Geralt and his adopted daughter Ciri meet up and have a lengthy discussion. More specifically, they discuss Ciri’s powers which allow her to teleport and travel between worlds. A special type of blood runs through her veins that allows her to do this, it’s why the Wild Hunt is after her.
At one point she comments on a world that she visited, saying she spent six months there. Her description of the world is rather interesting.
“People there had metal in their heads. Waged war from a distance, using things similar to megascopes. And there were no horses, everyone had their own flying ship instead.”
The fact that she mentions “metal in their heads” and “flying ships” could allude to the future. Of course, the other clue has to do with “megascopes” which is a popular tool in the world of the Witcher.
Megascopes are essentially magical scrying devices, that sorceresses can use to communicate with one another. In The Witcher 2, players witness a sorceress named Síle de Tansarville using a megascope that looks like three crystals arranged in a standing triangle.
The game also included a prototype model that looked more like a radio of some kind, which you can see in the included image courtesy of CJake3’s video.
What Does All of This Mean?
It could mean absolutely nothing, after all it is only a theory at this point.
However, it’s also possible that Ciri may have ventured into the future. If that’s the case, she may show up in CD Projekt Red’s next game Cyberpunk 2077, which is currently in development. Wouldn’t that be something?
Kotaku reached out to CD Projekt Red for some answers and they refused to comment. Could they be on to something here? Maybe we’ll find out more when the rest of us actually get a chance to play The Witcher 3, next week.