The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to Feature Dynamically Growing Beards

A n unusual new feature has been revealed for The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard will grow over time.

CD Projekt’s communications chief, Michał Platkow-Gilewski, told Eurogamer that Geralt’s beard will grow as time passes and when he moves between various locations.

“The beard grows as time passes and when Geralt moves between locations. The beard has several “states” and these states determine its length – the longest is really long but it’s not Gandalf-long.”

Platkow-Gilewski also talked about the free hairstyle and beard DLC. “When you download the free Beard and Hairstyle DLC the growth of the beard will stop because we decided that when players want a predefined look, it would be weird to require from them to reapply it time after time.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is developed by CD Project Red and will launch May 19 for PlayStation 3,  Xbox One and PC.