The Witcher 4 Might Focus on Ciri's Backstory, According to the Principal Writer at CDPR

Ciri's backstory is something that still needs to be detailed more in The Witcher series and CDPR's principal writer says they may get back to it in the future.

CD Projekt RED has already confirmed that they will get back to the world of The Witcher after Cyberpunk 2077, however, it’s yet to be known whether the new story would return our beloved Ciri and Geralt or it would announce a full set of new characters. In a recent chat with VG247, the principal writer behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt said that it’s possible to see a prequel to Ciri’s story.

The Witcher series, especially the third mainline installment of the franchise, has made a lot of gamers fall in love with the story of Geralt, Ciri, Yennefer, Triss, and the other memorable characters of the trilogy. Even with a promising title like Cyberpunk 2077, still, a lot of fans would die for a new adventure in the world of The Witcher. Fortunately, we will return to that rich world, but the question is what’s going to happen to the characters we met in the first trilogy?

When asked about the possibility of having Ciri as the lead character in The Witcher 4, Jakub Szamałek, the story designer behind the latest witcher game and the principal writer behind Cyberpunk 2077, started to explain the things that the developers would love to happen in The Witcher 3, but they didn’t. He said:

I regret we didn’t get to explore Ciri’s past a bit more. She’s such an amazingly rich and complex character.

Due to obvious reasons – well, she’s pretty much gone for two-thirds of the game – she didn’t get quite as much screen time as we writers would have liked. But hey, maybe it’s something we’ll get to get back to in the future.

Obviously, it doesn’t confirm anything about the next game in The Witcher series, but it’s heartwarming to hear that the team considers returning Ciri and focusing more on her backstory in their future projects.

CD Projekt RED is currently working on Cyberpunk 2077 and the game is set to be delivered on September 17th this year. A next-gen version of the game will also hit Xbox Series X and PS5 on an unannounced date.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on any available platform.

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