Picture it: you’re in a neon-lit bar in Cyberpunk 2077, ordering a retro-future drink, when the barman says something that fires your memory. It’s not the words, it’s the voice, those gravelly tones, that deadpan way of speaking. It’s so familiar. Where have you heard it before? Then it lands: Geralt of Rivia! The barman has the same voice as Geralt in the The Witcher video games. And – no, it can’t be a coincidence – he’s called Gerry?!
It seemed like a cameo opportunity too good to miss. Even Doug Cockle, the English voice of Geralt in The Witcher games, was up for it. “Absolutely!” he told me when we met a few years ago, and I wrote a piece about him.
“I have joked with [CD Projekt Red] about bringing me in as an Easter egg. I’ve jokingly said, ‘You’ve gotta bring me in as a bartender the player has to interact with for at least one quest. A bartender named Gerry who has some waiting staff, Trisha or Jenny or something like that.'”