New Witcher game in the works, but it won't be called Witcher 4
Players will get to go back to the world of the Witcher in the next few years.
What you need to know
- CD PROJEKT Red has confirmed that a new game — highly implied to be a Witcher title — will enter development after Cyberpunk 2077.
- The company anticipates this game will take around four years to finish development.
- It will be a high-quality RPG and will not be called "The Witcher 4."
While Cyberpunk 2077 is CD PROJEKT Red's next big game, players will get to see another Witcher title in the next couple of years. In an interview reported by Stooq.pl, CD PROJEKT CEO and president Adam Kiciński confirmed that the next game for the studio will begin development after Cyberpunk 2077 is done.
CD PROJEKT Red also explained that all of its upcoming games are going to take place in either the world of The Witcher or Cyberpunk. He all but outright stating it would be a new Witcher game. It will be a single-player game, which a small team will begin development on while other teams work on multiplayer and other additions for Cyberpunk 2077. CD PROJEKT Red estimates it will take around four years to develop. According to Eurogamer.pl, this game will not be called The Witcher 4.
This announcement isn't too surprising, as CD PROJEKT has previously talked about how The Witcher and Cyberpunk were equally important IPs moving forward, as the company aims to go into "dual-franchise" mode.
Recently, CD PROJEKT Red explained that it had strengthened its relationship with Andrej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher books the games build on. Kiciński further explained that "You could risk saying that there was a 180-degree turn and we cemented our relationship with Mr. Sapkowski, not only on paper. We work together."
Sales of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have skyrocketed since the premiere of The Witcher TV series on Netflix, so it'll be interesting to see when we first learn more about this next project.
Blade of Destiny
One last contract
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a sweeping RPG where players take on the mantle of Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer tasked with finding a young woman with unimaginable powers.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.