New Witcher Game Will Begin Development After Cyberpunk 2077 Release

CD Projekt Red has announced that it will begin developing a new game set in the world of The Witcher – but not The Witcher 4 – after Cyberpunk 2077 is released.Speaking to Eurogamer Poland (with translation confirmed by IGN Poland), president of CD Projekt Adam Kiciński explained that the developer had created a “clear concept” for a new single-player Witcher game, and that production would begin in earnest once Cyberpunk 2077 is released.

After Cyberpunk 2077 sees its initial release, CD Projekt Red will have two larger teams working on Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer and DLC respectively, with a smaller team beginning work on the Witcher game.Kiciński also reiterated the fact that a new Witcher game would not be The Witcher 4, i.e. a continuation of the story of Geralt. the protagonist of the first three mainline Witcher games. This is in line with what Kiciński has been saying for several years – back in 2017, he said that Geralt’s story was complete, but that the studio would “probably” return to The Witcher in some form.

Kiciński doesn’t make clear what form the next Witcher game would take, but it seems likely that this would be a follow-on from the RPG style of the previous games, rather than a spin-off in the vein of Gwent: The Witcher Card game. No timeframe was given for release but, given the development cycles for The Witcher 3

and Cyberpunk 2077, we can expect it to be several years away at the very least.

The company president also explained that CD Projekt currently only has games planned in the Witcher and Cyberpunk universes – it seems we won’t be seeing any new IP from the Polish studio anytime soon.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is due for release on September 17, following a lengthy delay from its original April estimate. The game will be released for PC and current-gen consoles, with a next-gen release all but confirmed by the fact that CDPR has said players who buy the game on Xbox One will get a free upgrade for a Series X version, whenever that arrives.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News, and he wants a Witcher game where you play as a werewolf escaping from monster hunters. Just saying. Follow him on Twitter.




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