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 • 472

  • benn lewis
    benn lewis 5 days ago +1

    I’ve only recently started playing Witcher 3 and I love it so much, CD red are honestly top tier

  • Pranavanathan Yoganathan

    These guys are amazing, I bought a 360 just to play the witcher 2.

  • Nizar Shawwa
    Nizar Shawwa 17 days ago

    Secret message (production error) at 12:10 says: "This production was funded entirely by the support of 4,444 patrons.
    Its right after he says "Hard core" - like dark souls.

  • SevenDeMagnus
    SevenDeMagnus 27 days ago

    Cool, thanks.

  • Lasse Olsen
    Lasse Olsen 2 months ago +1

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

  • PlayStation Guy6387
    PlayStation Guy6387 2 months ago

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

  • Calin Chirica
    Calin Chirica 2 months ago +1

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

  • Avernuum Solantis
    Avernuum Solantis 3 months ago

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

  • GeNaCiDe122112
    GeNaCiDe122112 3 months 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
    Charles Sami Amyouni 3 months ago

    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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Maxavius
    Maxavius 4 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. 4 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 4 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 5 months ago

    Love it!

  • JP Kloess
    JP Kloess 5 months ago

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

  • Aedufare
    Aedufare 5 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 6 months ago

    I even prefer The Witcher 2 over The Witcher 3

  • Guillaume P
    Guillaume P 6 months ago

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

  • MADagain
    MADagain 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

    The Witcher 2 was so great.

  • Horus SC
    Horus SC 6 months ago

    Holy shit.

  • GeoOoo7
    GeoOoo7 6 months ago

    Dude the production quality of this documentary is unbelievable

  • Doggles
    Doggles 6 months ago

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

  • wizardom
    wizardom 6 months ago +1

    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 7 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

  • Jollystr
    Jollystr 7 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 6 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 8 months ago

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

  • Fokosmok
    Fokosmok 8 months ago

    Dobrze Polacy!

  • Salva Torero Gutierrez
    Salva Torero Gutierrez 8 months ago


  • Dylan Otto
    Dylan Otto 9 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 10 months ago

    (relaxing Witcher music)

    BASAK 10 months ago +1

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

  • Vincenzo Nardelli
    Vincenzo Nardelli 10 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 10 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 11 months ago


  • Christian B.
    Christian B. 11 months ago

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

  • Omari James
    Omari James Year ago

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

  • ika s bramantya
    ika s bramantya Year 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 Year ago


  • whzpoor
    whzpoor Year ago

    Foltest/Temeria my favourite King/Kingdom in gaming!

  • joeyvenom84
    joeyvenom84 Year ago

    subliminal text flash at 12:09 anyone??

  • Brady Weiss
    Brady Weiss Year ago

    Witcher 1 & 2 > Witcher 3

  • Jonathan Scott
    Jonathan Scott Year 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

    name of the song at 16:32 please?

    • DiscorsPL
      DiscorsPL 10 months ago

      Nocturne f-moll, Op 55, No 1.

  • Lucas Olivieri
    Lucas Olivieri Year ago

    I will buy poop if CDPR develops it.

  • PunchFor Pound
    PunchFor Pound Year 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 Year 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.)

  • M vE
    M vE Year ago +3

    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 :)