The Witcher Netflix series is a long, long ways away, but thanks to showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich, we've got a bunch of new details for the upcoming show. The series will have eight episodes, which Hissrich says will allow each episode to be "tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season." But sadly, we won't see those eight episodes until at least 2020.
Yes, The Witcher series still needs to be written, for the most part. Hissrich says only the first episode has been put to paper, and it still needs polish. The rest of the scripts will come as more writers join her team. While no official character or casting announcements were made, we did learn where the series will be shot. And if you're a Witcher fan, I think you'll be happy with the filming location. That's our headlining story for today's episode of GameSpot Daily, and you can hear about all the details in the video above. And don't forget: we jump into this and the rest of the top stories in 30 minutes or less.
We also dive headfirst into everything Nintendo Labo. Kallie spent her weekend building cardboard contraptions and bringing them to life and has a few things to say prior to her review. We discuss everything from the construction to the enjoyment of Nintendo's unusual new game, so be sure to check out today's episode for all of that.
One of the bigger news stories over the weekend was the purchase of Firewatch developer Campo Santo by Valve. We didn't get any word from Valve on the acquisition, but Campo Santo assured fans that it will continue development on In the Valley of Gods and support for Firewatch.
However, if you're a PUBG player, then no story dwarfs this one. Developer PUBG Corp announced its plans for an upcoming balance patch, which is the largest the studio has attempted so far. Because of the overwhelming use of Assault Rifles, PUBG Corp wants to make every weapon viable, so players aren't chasing after the strongest one and will instead choose the one they like most. A wider array of weapon attachments is also planned.
And if you're a fan of the Level 3 Helmet, you better get used to chasing after care packages. The strongest helmet in the game will eventually only appear in the crates that planes drop, as PUBG Corp doesn't want luck to be the only determining factor in getting an item that protects you from a one-shot kill to the head.
On top of all that, we talk the Xbox One's May Games With Gold and a recent God of War patch that didn't really do what it was supposed to. Yes, that's what you'll find in this episode, but be sure to tune in every day of the week at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7PM BST/4 AM AEST for another episode of GameSpot Daily. We cover the most exciting gaming news in 30 minutes or less or our Netflix original series will be cancelled.