"There will be 36 different endings," Adam Badowski, managing director of CD Projekt RED, said about the upcoming Witcher 3. But perhaps that wasn't entirely accurate. Michal Platkow-Gileswki clarifies that the number refers to different "world states." The end result is three different playable "epilogues."
With the end of The Witcher trilogy promising to offer resolution for decisions made across all three games, CDPR has quite a lot on their plate, with about 300 "smaller changes" being visible in the finale.
Of course, big numbers may be impressive, but are meaningless if implemented in a forced way. However, CDPR promises that "we didn't spend time on inventing endings." Badowski told Polygon that "we have a lot of things to summarize... it was just the consequence of those choices."
"We didn't mean to develop something special for the endings, it's a natural consequence of the story line. The story has hundreds of different branches and sub plots. We have to just sum all of those elements up in the epilogues."