CD Projekt RED Says Blood and Wine “Is the End” for The Witcher 3; No Plans Yet for Future Witcher Title
Coming off last year’s release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Polish developer CD Projekt RED would certainly be expected to continue delving deeper into Geralt of Rivia’s world in a future sequel, though the studio has explained that with the game’s upcoming second expansion, there are no plans at the moment to continue the series just yet.
Speaking with Eurogamer, CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski explained that The Witcher 3‘s second expansion, the upcoming “Blood and Wine,” will act as the conclusion to the story arc for The Witcher 3 proper and a conclusion to the series in whole with its release on May 31st.
Specifically, Iwinski explained that at the moment for CD Projekt RED, “we don’t have anything planned as of now to be honest on the next Witcher,” adding that “as we said before, never say never [but] but right now it’s really ‘Blood and Wine,'” stating “this is the end.”
Iwinski emphasized that with “Blood and Wine,” the second expansion “is [the] closing and there won’t be any Witcher any time soon – if there ever will be one,” though also added that “[we] would really like to see how people feel about it, if they will enjoy it” in regard to the reception of “Blood and Wine.”
At the moment, CD Projekt RED is currently in development on its next project Cyberpunk 2077, a futuristic sci-fi RPG that was first revealed several years ago and is planned for release “sometime after 2017.”
The studio is also working on another project according to the interview between Iwinski and Eurogamer, though when asked about the project Iwinski provided no comment specifically on what it was, though added “I can assure you we are not working on another Witcher.”
The studio’s latest release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC – the game’s second and final expansion, “Blood and Wine,” will release for all platforms on May 31st, 2016.