Though CD Projekt Red has its sights firmly set on Cyberpunk 2077, the Polish developer hasn’t forgotten the franchise that cemented its position are one of the premier video game developers in the world. Of course, we are talking about The Witcher.
In an interview with Polish site Parkiet, head honcho of CD Projekt Red, Adam Kiciński, explains we can confidently expect more from The Witcher, though not necessarily in the form of The Witcher 4. He says ‘the first three “Witchers” were by definition a trilogy, so we simply could not name the next game “The Witcher 4”. This does not mean, of course, that we will leave the world of The Witcher, created by us for over a dozen years, who love and still demand players around the world’.
He goes on to outline CD Projekt Red’s longtime plan to concentrate on its two main franchises, one being Cyberpunk 2077; ‘”The Witcher” is one of the two franchises on which the company’s operations are to be based in the future’. As expected, he refused to provide more details, and in true CD Projekt Red fashion managed to pose more questions than he provided answers.
The news will be music to ears of fans of the series as though the latest entry, The Witcher 3, is a colossal game with well over 150 hours of quests, side missions, and mini games, it tends to leave players wanting more. The promise of another foray into the tumultuous world of sorceresses, night wraiths, and foul-mouthed dwarfs should quash any ideas of The Witcher series being well and truly over.
We may have some time to wait though, as when asked about the state of development, Kiciński said ‘for now, we consciously want to focus on “Cyberpunk 2077” in order not to distract our players’ resources and attention. The time will come when we will say more about the second strategy project’.
With Cyberpunk 2077 more than likely to land on next-gen consoles, the likelihood of seeing a fresh Witcher game is firmly rooted beyond at the very least 2020.