The Witcher Franchise Will Continue, CD Projekt Confirms; Next Game Won’t Be The Witcher 4
CD Projekt RED President and CEO Adam Kiciński confirms that more The Witcher games will come, even if they won't be titled The Witcher 4.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is without a doubt CD Projekt RED’s most successful game but currently the developer appears to have been taken a break from the world of the game, besides the spin-off game-as-a-service Gwent.
Yet, President and CEO Adam Kiciński mentioned in an interview on the Polish website Bankier that the franchise is going to continue, even if the next game won’t be titled The Witcher 4.
“The first three The Witcher were by definition a trilogy, so we simply can’t title the next game The Witcher 4. This does not mean, of course, that we will abandon the world of The Witcher, which we worked on for over a dozen years, and that players around the world still love and ask for. “The Witcher” is one of the two franchises upon which we will build the future activities of the company. Today, unfortunately, I cannot reveal any more.”
That being said, we probably should not expect to hear about a new Witcher game any time soon, as Kiciński clarified that for now the studio is focusing on Cyberpunk 2077 not to dilute its resources and the players’ attention. When the time is right, they will say more about a second project included in their strategy.
It certainly isn’t surprising that more The Witcher games will come down the line. Not only Thw Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sold gangbusters, but it consecrated CD Projekt RED as one of the best development studios on Earth.
Last year, we heard that the studio likes The Witcher‘s world a lot and that further games were a possibility. Now it sounds a lot more like a certainty.