Remembering The Witcher 1 & 2

  • Published on Oct 4, 2017
  • We continue the story of CD Projekt by talking to the people who designed, produced and played the first two games in the franchise.
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Comments • 466

  • Lasse Olsen
    Lasse Olsen 10 days ago

    Does anyone know the name of that piano piece at 16:35

  • PlayStation Guy6387
    PlayStation Guy6387 21 day ago

    Remaster the 1 and 2 for the ps4 I’ve never played them 3 was amazing !!!

  • Calin Chirica
    Calin Chirica 26 days ago

    I had no idea David Guetta is the CEO of CD Projekt Red

  • Avernuum Solantis
    Avernuum Solantis Month ago

    12:10 "This production was funded entirely by the support of 4,444 Patrons"
    An odd decision to place it there...

  • GeNaCiDe122112
    GeNaCiDe122112 Month ago

    Witch 4 Will be Insane you kno they Makeing it now along with Cyberpunk 2077 Nxt Gen Witcher 4 if i was a Game Designer CDPR would Be the company i would work For

  • Charles Sami Amyouni

    I can still remember the first time I purchased the first game, the cover art attracted me onto it Now I have it on Steam, nostalgic game (and yeah I can still remember the random crashes every 60 minutes as well).

  • StraightupGamer
    StraightupGamer 2 months ago

    Fuck yes this is so amazing learning about the best devs in video game history. From U.S. and was introduced with the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Favorite game of all time and looking forward to trying the first two games as well as getting into the books. Love!

  • Jay Cairns
    Jay Cairns 2 months ago

    What a fantastic mini documentary! For a Developer like CDProjekt whom is in my top 3 favorites, this was so awesome to see and hear how it all started. Thanks to the backers who helped this happen, truly!

  • Prawdziwy Fizoloff
    Prawdziwy Fizoloff 2 months ago

    WTF??? No Polish subtitles? Are you kidding me?

  • Maxavius
    Maxavius 2 months ago

    Second time i see the editors place a hidden frame in a video. First was the Documentary about Half-life . In this video they flash the Patreon count of 4,444 at 12:10. Love your docs.

  • Krystian M.
    Krystian M. 2 months ago

    Honestly, I played Witcher 2 in 2012 like 8 times, before playing the first. Then I played the third and then.. I gave a chance to The Witcher. I don't care about graphics only about story and atmosphere. And that's why I love it. It's still my favorite. Even tho gameplay and combat system sucks, I really enjoyed it.

  • Riley Presley
    Riley Presley 3 months ago

    I spent 10 minutes pausing and unpausing frame by frame to figure out the screen blinks at 12:09. It just says:
    "This production was funded entirely by the support of 4,444 Patrons"

  • Drink Water
    Drink Water 3 months ago

    Love it!

  • JP Kloess
    JP Kloess 3 months ago

    I replayed to 12:09 multiple times so I could see what the one odd frame was.

  • Aedufare
    Aedufare 3 months ago

    12:10 The screen on the lower left flashes text in 1 fps and in case you couldn't catch it, it says
    "This production was funded entirely by the story of 4,444 Patrons."
    Noclips playin' the flash ad psychological tactic for reals my man!
    . . . . eh but I though it was cool; noclips the best in gaming documentaries!

  • Влад Григорьев

    "We failed with the Rise of The White Wolf, but we won with The Witcher 2".
    this meant to be pun of some sort since when one White Wolf failed, the other White Wolf succeeded.

  • Guillaume P
    Guillaume P 4 months ago

    I even prefer The Witcher 2 over The Witcher 3

  • Guillaume P
    Guillaume P 4 months ago

    Such quality content! Thanks a lot for this amazing channel! Congrats!

  • MADagain
    MADagain 4 months ago

    Would be nice to see CDPR go back to The Witcher 1 with a combat overhaul to match the other two games style.

  • Dan Zetterstrom
    Dan Zetterstrom 4 months ago

    You know that it’s an awesome studio when a wealthy publisher wants to squeeze money out of the game and the head just tells them to fuck off.

  • umeng2002
    umeng2002 4 months ago

    The Witcher 2 was so great.

  • Horus SC
    Horus SC 4 months ago

    Holy shit.

  • GeoOoo7
    GeoOoo7 4 months ago

    Dude the production quality of this documentary is unbelievable

  • Doggles
    Doggles 5 months ago

    7:18 "Fuck off. And die in hell!" Lmfao.

  • wizardom
    wizardom 5 months ago

    Witcher 2 didn't get nearly the amount of limelight it deserves! W1 was interesting, quirky -- it was like a Polish Gothic. It definitely held promise for the completely new take on some game mechanics in RPG: combat, alchemy... And the way those mechanics fused with the lore was spotless.
    But ever since that W2 trailer, I knew exactly what to expect from W3. It was the level of quality that I didn't expect from a European publisher. It had all the qualities of a truly breathtaking world with intricate storylines. From the first moments, W2 is a blast. Everything from the way Geralt is implicated in the murder, right after a castle siege and a friggin' dragon! It's a damn shame W2 never gets the credit it's due.

  • Slowest Drummer
    Slowest Drummer 5 months ago

    ive always liked the accents they used in the witcher, a fantasy game with american english? it didnt even seem out of place

  • novHeavens
    novHeavens 5 months ago

    There's a black screen flash with something written between 12:09 and 12:10, I can't capture it. Anyone?

    • BongoNr9
      BongoNr9 4 months ago

      "This production was funded entirely by the support of 4,444 Patrons." Looks like an editing error :)

  • Андрей Лесков

    CDP- златорукие, а Ведьмак- шедевральный) Так держать!)

  • Ryan Beeton
    Ryan Beeton 6 months ago

    Don't you mean uniquely American blackwashing piece of literature? "According to Netflix"

  • Fokosmok
    Fokosmok 6 months ago

    Dobrze Polacy!

  • Salva Torero Gutierrez
    Salva Torero Gutierrez 7 months ago


  • Dylan Otto
    Dylan Otto 7 months ago

    probably an insignificant thing to notice, but why the fuck is the armour statue moving around 20:55 even though its the same camera angle everytime?

  • Anas Akmal Ag Ismail
    Anas Akmal Ag Ismail 8 months ago

    (relaxing Witcher music)

    BASAK 8 months ago +1

    It doesn't have Korean subtitle............ㅠㅠ

  • Vincenzo Nardelli
    Vincenzo Nardelli 8 months ago

    I remember waiting for this game, being the only one to have hype for it and loving every minute of its 80 hours.

  • Dgblin
    Dgblin 8 months ago

    the witcher 1 felt so mature it made oblivion look like a kitty at least from a stylistic point of view.

  • RedPanda
    RedPanda 9 months ago


  • Christian B.
    Christian B. 9 months ago

    Oy i want to see the polish developers not the english guy :D

  • Omari James
    Omari James 10 months ago

    I am so, so glad I found this channel. Danny, I’ve sorely missed your work.

  • ika s bramantya
    ika s bramantya 11 months ago

    Imo, the witcher 1 and 2 was like too overwhelmed for me, at first...
    I mean, i was think that this just for hardcore fans of rpg action...
    But, those games so fantastic, and imo those 2 games has some better aspects, than witcher 3....

  • Sir Panda
    Sir Panda 11 months ago


  • whzpoor
    whzpoor 11 months ago

    Foltest/Temeria my favourite King/Kingdom in gaming!

  • joeyvenom84
    joeyvenom84 11 months ago

    subliminal text flash at 12:09 anyone??

  • Brady Weiss
    Brady Weiss 11 months ago

    Witcher 1 & 2 > Witcher 3

  • Jonathan Scott
    Jonathan Scott 11 months ago

    The people that make up CD Projekt Red seem like they've been battle hardened from the tough times. No wonder they've already created a masterpiece and will hopefully have another one in Cyberpunk.

  • Lobo Diseña Locura
    Lobo Diseña Locura 11 months ago

    name of the song at 16:32 please?

    • DiscorsPL
      DiscorsPL 8 months ago

      Nocturne f-moll, Op 55, No 1.

  • Lucas Olivieri
    Lucas Olivieri 11 months ago

    I will buy poop if CDPR develops it.

  • PunchFor Pound
    PunchFor Pound 11 months ago

    So he had to give away more than 50% stake of his company? That's sooo messed up.

  • Bum Of The Night
    Bum Of The Night 11 months ago

    Mad respect for these guys

  • 51vk5
    51vk5 Year ago +2

    12:10 'This production was funded entirely by the support of 4,444 Patrons' had to open in vlc frame by frame.... sneaky subliminal bastards xd

  • niteshmurti
    niteshmurti Year ago

    It's pronounced 'Sey Dey Proheckt'?? I've been saying it wrong the whole time :O

  • Ak47
    Ak47 Year ago

    should've dissect more into witcher 2 questions. my thirst hasnt been quenched

  • Ak47
    Ak47 Year ago

    playing witcher 2 now , is like playing deus ex and mgs together the politics is way way deep. Love the both games

  • matthew ellis
    matthew ellis Year ago

    Sayday proyect

  • Christian Nelson
    Christian Nelson Year ago

    This is my 3rd time watching this series.

  • Madness1
    Madness1 Year ago

    I would love them to remake Witcher 1, WITH NO OPEN WORLD!

  • Cookie Panda
    Cookie Panda Year ago

    whats with the weird blinking things that are only one frame, like between 12:08-12:10

  • Pictus Invictus
    Pictus Invictus Year ago

    The Witcher series is the best game I've ever played!
    Thanks Noclip for the documentary !!
    BTW, what is the song from the beginning of this video?
    UPDATE: found the name, it is "A Tavern on the Riverbank" from Witcher 2

  • Ewolf5150
    Ewolf5150 Year ago

    Witcher 2 is the best of the series by far. 3 wasn’t even close in terms of great characters, story, and gameplay. The things that truly matter. One of the best rpgs I’ve ever played. W3 keeps getting all this attention, but people forget Witcher 2 kind of surprised everyone and came out of nowhere winning many game of the year awards and had all kinds of talk about it. That’s how I first heard of the Witcher, was all the game journalists saying Witcher 2 is amazing. They weren’t kidding.

    • Aaron9
      Aaron9 Year ago

      Ewolf5150 Delete your account

  • young_padawan
    young_padawan Year ago

    funny thing is i just bought the games on steam then i get it for free on gog. thank you polish jesus

  • Admiral Ackbar
    Admiral Ackbar Year ago

    CDPR is one of the last examples we have from the old days when games were made like art. Through real effort, creativity and time. They didn't sell out and because of that made history and are one of the most successful developers. I gurantee you if they sold out to atari, EA, ubi or other large publishers their games wouldn't be a fraction of what they are today.

  • pedro luevano
    pedro luevano Year ago

  • Amirul Izzat
    Amirul Izzat Year ago

    is it me or is Marcin looks like Dan auerbach from the Black Keys

  • the77
    the77 Year ago

    HOW do you disklike this video? Like where’s the honor? HOW THE HELL DO YOU DISLIKE THIS?????

  • LCaaroe
    LCaaroe Year ago

    The passion just oozes off these developers. The Witcher 1 will always have a special place in my heart (even though I'll probably never replay it. It aged terribly.)

  • Mark van Eldik
    Mark van Eldik Year ago +1

    One thing I notice mosted, is how much of an awesome guy marcin iwinski seems to be. Really genuinely nice guy.
    Bit late on watching them. Completely forgot you ventured out on your own and was wondering what you were doing right now, its awesome stuff, so GG to you :)

  • 💉Sick Boy💉
    💉Sick Boy💉 Year ago

    So I'm not saying there is no merit to any of the complaints from those ex-employees that recently came out with grievances, but after these docs, and seeing Marcin and the rest came from and had to go through, and how much love from every employee featured here is on display, if I were there during that, there's no way they wouldn't get a pass for the negatives and my undying loyalty as a part of this amazing company. Especially when the product is one of the greatest games of all time. This why docs like this are great, too. It deepens and enriches my love for, and appreciation of, a great thing and the people that made it.

  • Senri
    Senri Year ago

    CDP was funded by selling pirated games!!! Their founders were software pirates. Look it up.

  • Samphaa7
    Samphaa7 Year ago

    Dude, this series is awesome. I remember the 3 part you did for W3 just before it launched. That was great aswell.

  • Tristin Hamilton
    Tristin Hamilton Year ago

    Anyone notice Marcin Iwinski's left hand? I did at 20:50, and am curious what had happened.

  • Adrian Rêveur
    Adrian Rêveur Year ago

    I know it may not be the place to ask, but does anyone have an estimate of how much the first Witcher game ended up costing? Concerning production/development costs

  • TheKalluto
    TheKalluto Year ago +1

    "you have to think differently about each new installment because it's impossible to repeat all the time the same thing even if it was successful". If only the 1.0 FFXIV team had this mentality

  • RheydterSchalker
    RheydterSchalker Year ago

    Really nice. Would love to see a documentary about them Dying Light guys.

  • Gonzalo Conde
    Gonzalo Conde Year ago

    somebody pay miles tost a haircut

  • Bassmint
    Bassmint Year ago

    Borys Pugacz-muraszkiewicz sounds a bit like Karak from ACG. Just me?

  • Supernova
    Supernova Year ago

    Thank you for saving and leaving the IP with you guys!! seeing the games companies put out now, we can know what would happen to it...

  • Kappie11
    Kappie11 Year ago

    Well done!

  • Please, stop calling me Doctor. I'm a the rapist.

    Witch wich eight the sandwhich

  • mrprofix
    mrprofix Year ago

    I have a shitty PC but I can run Skyrim in low graphics , does that mean I can run Witcher 2 in low graphics too ?

  • Slevin
    Slevin Year ago

    lol subliminal message at 12:09 for only one frame xD

  • Attila Camdeviren

    This team is so special! I really admire them and I would love to work for them - no matter what. I could clean their office. I had the best time ever with Witcher 3. CD Project Red - you are INSANE! I love you!

  • Milan Avramovic
    Milan Avramovic Year ago

    "If that's what you want, fuck off and die in hell" - oh, dear, dear Polebros... you shouldn't have been so polite with Atari! Atari deserves to be tarred, burnt at a stake, resurrected and THEN hanged, drawn and quartered.

  • cozimozo creature

    what is the music at 16:40 can not find it in description !

  • TheDutchRudder
    TheDutchRudder Year ago

    Where can I get that Witcher 3 shirt with side profile of Geralt?

  • Alex Tokmakchiev
    Alex Tokmakchiev Year ago

    Danny has gone a long way since his early days on GameSpot. Keep up the good work, mate! I still remember fondly your overview of the Half-Life series. :)

  • ExRGY
    ExRGY Year ago

    ЕЕЕ русские субтитры!!!!

  • Wolf Wraith
    Wolf Wraith Year ago

    I think if The Witcher 2 wasn't as good as it was, I probably would have never touched The Witcher 3. But I remember skipping The Witcher 1 because I didn't much like the combat at the time, the concept was very interesting for me. Then The Witcher 2 came along & I was never very good at RPGs or understanding how certain skills worked, so I quit because I couldn't beat the Kraken boss at the start. Eventually a colleague told me I had to use Yrden and I went back to give it another shot. I'm so damn glad I did, when I finished it, I knew I'd be looking forward to the sequel.

  • Nagrachlp
    Nagrachlp Year ago

    "It crashed every 60 minutes"
    On my first playthrough it was every 30 minutes :D. This was also still the time were I was able to get Patches only from friends or CD's from Magazines, because my internet sucked even more back then...
    (I'm from Germany btw...)

  • Puppana
    Puppana Year ago

    Starting to regret skippin Witcher 2. I need to get on that asap.

  • Steven Simmons
    Steven Simmons Year ago

    Thanks to everyone @NoClip. Amazing stuff for one of my favorite game series of all time. This is why I love support NC.

  • Kutay Artun
    Kutay Artun Year ago

    I watched

  • Daniel Lima
    Daniel Lima Year ago

    Legenda pt br ?

  • shoutpark3445
    shoutpark3445 Year ago

    22:47 have you a potato as patron?

  • cerevor
    cerevor Year ago

    The Witcher 1 gave to me a feeling similar to Baldur's Gate 2, the feeling of being completely immersed in a game, adventure and as so often mentioned here the "atmosphere". It was actually one of the few times this ever happened, along with Baldur's Gate 2. And no Dragon Age ever accomplished that, though I was eagerly awaiting the first part when TW1 came out, seeing TW1 as a kind of minor filler - very good "filler", but still, considering the spiritual successor to BG2, which of course is a bigger type of RPG, as I haven't forgotten in the comparison, and in case you wondered.
    Besides, I especially got the feeling the first time I entered the city, having been in the minor villages before (BG2 followed a similar structure about the revelation, introduction of the "big world", as it were) and began investigations with the Sherlock Holmes-type character at night (along with monsters in the sewers and everything else). How that character, who I found really cool and engaging, was dropped later, was actually one of the few things I resented or found disappointing: along with the swamp level. It seems some games, especially older games, have a level that tends to be a swamp-like environment, or a labyrinth of some kind, and that is the most tiresome and plodding experience.
    Nonetheless, these were just parts or aspects, and like I said that feeling existed, a very rare accomplishment, and the game for the most part was thoroughly satisfying (overlooking the graphics nowadays).

  • The Capacitor
    The Capacitor Year ago

    12:10 "This production was funded entirely by the support of 4,444 Patrons"

    Umm... Okay.

  • Rene D
    Rene D Year ago

    Don't they have government backing, though?
    If so, no other developer has that kind of support, and will never make a game like Project Red is able.

  • Simple Pete
    Simple Pete Year ago +8

    A really great documentary, but so little about Witcher 2 :( . #middlechildsyndrome

  • Ladiesman1447
    Ladiesman1447 Year ago

    They're right; it's the atmosphere that made Witcher 1 so unique. It felt raw, dark and gritty, and the lack of production values added to it.

  • Dima Shinder
    Dima Shinder Year ago

    Wow Atari is a terrible company according to this.

  • Maz Chege
    Maz Chege Year ago

    Random glitch at 12:09 of like 1 frame that reads "This production was funded entirely by the support of 4,444 patrons"
    Only wrote this because it took me like 20 minutes to pause the video on the right frame and I was really disappointed. Lol