The Witcher 3 is a work of art but the main point people missing of why this is such a big deal is that this is going to be the foundation the groundwork for future games. Bethesda is going to have to look up to this and say “crap we have to at least try to meet this” from their next game standpoint. So this is good this is good for everyone. The Witcher 3 is going to bring the best out of Bethesda.
The Witcher 3 is the best thing to arrive to the RPG scene
Bethesda is a multi-million dollar company with a team of marketing agents who are paid to think of these things and stay ahead of the curve. Whether they succeed or not is another story entirely. But anyone is naive to say the least if they think Bethesda isn’t taking the Witcher 3’s success into account. In a massive way. CDPR has created a new foundation for gaming and it’s a standard all companies will ATTEMPT to meet.
The Witcher 3 released and Bethesda released Fallout 4 and ESV: Skyrim Special Edition. Obviously, they haven’t had enough time to really make a game that can counter The Witcher 3. But we can’t see them taking off their security glasses for long enough to think CDPR are a threat. Everyone buys their games. They won’t see the competition for a couple of years, at least.
Game devs counter each other all of the time. With CoD being consistently pitted against Battlefield. The fighting game scene consistently at one another’s throats. It isn’t uncommon. What competition has Bethesda really had? The Elder Scrolls and Fallout are at this point genre defining. Even if they think the route they’ve gone is ruining the genre. Countering is just what they have to do to stay relevant. We are just stating that even though CDPR doesn’t release games yearly, maybe Bethesda will start seeing them as more of a territory encroachment. And it will force them to start caring about things like story and voice acting/ general acting.