CD Projekt Red has come up with a novel way for players to stay on top of all the subplots in The Witcher 3 – animated storybooks.

As reported by Polygon, The Witcher 3 will feature narrated storybooks which may be accessed at any time, so players returning to the game after a long break or those simply confused by its many plot threads can be quickly brought up to speed.

On top of that, animated flashbacks will remind the player of the choices they have made the moment the resulting consequences become apparent.

CD Projekt Red has also sought to solve potential pacing issues by implementing "event clusters”, where chains of events will break up the rhythm of the game. In addition, quests will be sorted by type so the player can avoid repetitive gameplay where possible.

According to CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3 is roughly 35 times the size of The Witcher 2, and its campaign is about 50 hours long, so any help in the plot department is most welcome.

The Witcher 3 is due out next year for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.