What you need to know
- CD Projekt RED is working on a new Witcher game, one that will be the start of a new saga and isn't called The Witcher 4.
- The teaser image for the announcement included a Witcher medallion half-buried in snow.
- CD Projekt RED has confirmed that this medallion is a Lynx.
Developer and publisher CD Projekt RED confirms that the medallion on the teaser image of the new Witcher game isn't a cat, it's a lynx.
"Ok, some mysteries should not be so mysterious," CD Projekt Red global communication director Robert Malinowski said to Eurogamer, when discussing the next Witcher game. "I can confirm that the medallion is, in fact, shaped after a lynx."
This is an interesting development, pointing to a completely new school of Witchers. In the books and games, the Order of Witchers divided over the years into different schools, each of which had a different base of operations, as well slightly different training methods, gear and specialties. The School of the Wolf is by far the most popular, with central protagonist Geralt of Rivia and his adopted daughter Ciri both belonging to this school.
Other schools mentioned include those of the Griffin — to which book character Coen belonged — as well as the schools of the Bear, Cat, Manticore, and Viper, the latter of which is original to the games. The Netflix TV series has so far opted to remove the presence of non-Wolf schools, though naturally that could change in season 3 or beyond.
Initial speculation was that the teaser image was a cat medallion, but with the revelation that it's a lynx, it appears the next Witcher game will include a new school, possibly even allowing players to create their own characters. It'll be a while before we learn more, as CD Projekt RED is not giving a release window for the game and is swapping engines, shifting away from in-house technology and partnering with Epic Games to use Unreal Engine 5.
Sword of Destiny
In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, players take up the mantle of Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding Ciri as war breaks out across the Northern Kingdoms. You'll have to kill monsters and make tough choices.
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