If you're a Witcher fan, you may be interested to know what the author of the books -- Andrzej Sapkowski -- thinks about the video game installments. Turns out, not much.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Sapkowski has no issues praising the games as fine works in their own right, but as far as them being "true" installments in the Witcher universe, he scoffs at the notion.
"'The Witcher' is a well made video game, its success is well deserved and the creators deserve all the splendour and honour due," he says. "But in no way can it be considered to be an 'alternative version', nor a 'sequel' to the witcher Geralt stories. Because this can only be told by Geralt's creator. A certain Andrzej Sapkowski."
"It is the book that's the original, this book is the result of the author's unique, inimitable talent," he continued. "'Transfer a book into a virtual world'? Funny. It's impossible."
Going even further, Sapkowski says games absolutely should not serve as an accompaniment to novels.
"I realise that current times accustom us - which I find terrible - to the strange convergence of media and the freedom of mixing them. To me as a writer, the idea to write 'adjuvant content' and create something 'complementary' to a game or a comic is an absolute pinnacle of idiocy."
It's important to note the author doesn't play video games, but says he does admire them, in a way.