The Witcher dev hiring for two new RPGs

Polish studio CD Projekt Red seeking staffers for a brand-new intellectual property that may include guns, and a separate project in "mature dark-fantasy world."

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The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red is currently at work on two all-new role-playing games--a new intellectual property and a project set in a "mature dark-fantasy universe"--according to job listings posted at the Polish developer's website.

CD Projekt Red is cooking up two new RPGs.

As for the new intellectual property, a blog post on the firm's website indicates the new project will be a "vast role-playing game" that will be built from the ground up. The developer presently has nine open positions for this project, including calls for artists, animators, and programmers.

CD Projekt Red is teasing that the game will include guns in some fashion, a departure from the fantasy world it became known for with The Witcher. The job listings for this project use the image of a gun as a bullet point, and the blog post includes a line that reads, "And hell, no matter if it's with guns or swords, we're just having a good time here."

Concerning the new "mature dark-fantasy world" role-playing game at CD Projekt Red, firm details on this game are similarly thin. There are nine positions for this title currently available, including calls for a quest designer, animator, and cinematic artist.

This project may be a follow-up to 2011's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which notched warm review scores and sold more than 1.1 million copies on the PC alone. A line from the blog post indicates the title will be set in a universe that the developer has previously worked in and that's known for "dwarves, elves, and sorceresses"--a description applicable to the Witcher franchise.

For more on CD Projekt Red's latest effort, check out GameSpot's review of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Discussion

139 comments
franky111
franky111

CD Projekt, do NOT let EA buy you. You hear me? DO NOT LET THE FAT EA CAT BUY YOU.

 

 

NicholasT33
NicholasT33

I get the feeling that many companies wouldn’t even give you a manual if they didn’t have to. CDPR gives you the manual, quest hand book, the actual CD, the map and oh ya the game on two discs. Plus the game was refined with the 360 in mind and added the new content. Truthfully (just off the top of my head) I can only name two or three AAA companies that don’t come across as trying to nickel and dime me, CDPR, Valve, and maybe Bethesda. 

 

icetone
icetone

Sweet hope its Witcher 3 of if not a new IP would always be epic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ps3

 

Demonslayer017
Demonslayer017

Sweet! The Witcher 2 was the best RPG ever, I can't wait to see what they do for The Witcher 3, or even a shooter.

RPGLurker
RPGLurker

new ip from CD project..

simply epic!!!

wexorian
wexorian

More COol games and less Pirate games for Witcher or they will quit :(

me1on_cho1y
me1on_cho1y

I really like their effort in developing games. I bought both digital and physical products of their games to support them.

Looking forward to it!

WalkerLawerence
WalkerLawerence

I have to agree with the good will towards CDPR. I remember hearing alot of good things about them from fans about how they don't seem to ever nickel and dime you for their games. And it's true. I dished out money for the Dark Edition of The Witcher 2 on 360 because they seem like a team I want to support. Just look at the Standard edition they released for the 360. It comes with a map, a quest handbook (basically a test only handbook-sized strategy guide), and the game's soundtrack on an actual CD.

 

Every other game releasing all of that would have tacked on atleast another $20, without the soundtrack even actually being on a CD, but some digital download code instead. 

 

CDPR also being public about how they do not want to charge 360 owners for DLC if they ever release any for the 360, but that Microsoft "treats gamers like dairy cows" and has told them they'll be forced to charge people.

 

I mean, with things like that...it's hard for me, as a gamer and a consumer who also happens to dig their work, not to love CDPR. Especially with how other game releases seem to really go for our kneecaps with how they price things.

BuBsay
BuBsay

CDProjekt is one of the few companies that still gives me hope for the future of the game industry.

PyscoJuggalo
PyscoJuggalo

So far I like these developers a lot and will buy both of these new games, like I bought The Witcher 1 & 2.  Put your money in the Devs that treat the gamer with respect.

tu2pac
tu2pac

Will buy both ...

tonet666
tonet666

All devs should build a game engine for PC and then adapted it for console not the vice versa. SKYRIM was ruined because of that.The Witcher 2 is a good example.

mhaed
mhaed

It's somewhat unfortunate that these guys make such beautiful games. I still haven't been able to play The Witcher 2 on my PC due to graphics limitations and the fact that I own a PS3 and not an Xbox360. I do hope they continue what they're doing though. They are one of the best and most remarkable RPG developers since the days of the old Bioware/Black Isle and Baldur's Gate II. It's a real shame that Black Isle is defunct and Bioware is a disposable bi-product of EA now. CD Projekt Red must live on!

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

CDPR doing a Sci-Fi RPG? Hurry up and just take my damn money!

moonlightwolf01
moonlightwolf01

"mature dark-fantasy universe" that has to be The Witcher 3. As for the new IP I'm hoping a sci-fi epic to rival ME but whatever it is we all know it's gonna be awesome.

X-Robert
X-Robert

At least one of these should be a Witcher title.

modhelius
modhelius

We can hope that they will find developers that are better on platform independent code this time  ;)

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Witcher 2 was awesome I was disappointed they 360 weren't better. CD Projekt Red is one of the few developers that treat their fans right.

GunEye
GunEye

I enjoyed this game (W2), but there were too many things I found unrealistic and unbelievable in the game world and some of the scenes.

Like the fire in the village - which for some reason doesn't cause much panic - go into one of the buildings and see for yourself, you will see an elven familiy cleaning dust with a broom when the whole place is burning - from the inside as well!

 

Or the townfolk repeating the same chat, over and over, when you are standing idly next to them for some minutes. This left me with a lacking feel as well.

 

And well, the siege scene - when enemies climb ladders in a rather stuipid way, just to get hammered onced they are up..

You might call these minor issues, but for me it really stood out in an otherwise amazing new setting. 

And other than that, the game felt a bit too linear at some points.

That being said, I still give it 9/10.

RussellGorall
RussellGorall

On the day before another Rockstar GTA game is released, I find this to be very welcome news.

paladinjedi
paladinjedi

Hopefully they'll make it right with those 2. The team has potential, but it's not used quite at its best. The protagonists' personalities could use some player option building system, romances could do with more mature-minded psychological touch, more choices/allegiances concluding to different endings etc.

 

A wild west RPG would be interesting. Or a pirate themed one, but done it right, not Risen 2 style though, ugh...

 

Wish the devs and their future players good luck!

jmeyer2039
jmeyer2039

I appreciate the tone and settings of The Witcher and its sequel, but the gameplay doesn't fit my style. I hope that one of those two is more of a traditional RPG. I also hope that they are better optimized for PC considering how demanding a game TW2 is. Regardless, I'm sure a lot of people will be happy. And I am very pleased that a company with their seemingly selfless business practices is thriving.

blackfray
blackfray

TWO new RPGs?! wow looks like witcher 2 really boosted up their financial support can't wait for those A+ RPGs

hrothgar99
hrothgar99

firstly i hope they put witcher 2 out for the ps3 coz my pc creaks and groans while playing it ... and cd projekt are my fav developers ... cant wait for these 2 rpgs  :D 

Fiscaldeal
Fiscaldeal

Both of these games will be amazing. There is zero doubt in my mind.

joeborg14
joeborg14

About stinkin time these guys got some momentum! Keep it up!

barrel224
barrel224

It could be a warhammer game! I have my fingers crossed!

startman_1999
startman_1999

Why are my comments getting deleted for no reason?  I hate the new commen system.

MrBlonde220
MrBlonde220

GREAT and exciding new !! i just played and beat the wither 2 please make a 3rd one for the 360. you got a new fan thanks for the port !!!

archelius
archelius

i want Triss back in The Witcher 3.....i am waiting for a release date and as soon its available i buy it in a heartbeat!

eva02langley
eva02langley

Nice to heat it Voodoo... now yo know the pai of waiting for the third game >:P

Vodoo
Vodoo

I'm so glad they put The Witcher 2 on the 360. I love that game and would've never got to experience it otherwise. Now I can't wait the The Witcher 3!! You've got a new found fan in me, CDPR.

toddx77
toddx77

Great to hear.  Both Witcher games were amazing and I know CD Projekt Red will continue to deliver such great games.

hastati4
hastati4

Good for them. Tried Witcher 2 on Xbox, loved it and plan to play it through a few more times. I wish them nothing but the best.

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

As much as I love these guys and know that this genre is their wheelhouse, I would be interested in seeing them do something different.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

 @tonet666 Adapting down engines results very often in unacceptable console versions of pc-games like Risen 2,Two Worlds or Venetica.We both arent happy with the current situation.Games like Witcher 2,i am with you,make both of us happy again.

Reaverking
Reaverking

 @mhaed You aint missin much with witcher 2 man. I was so excited to finally get to play the game because I had been looking at the witcher series since it first came out on PC. Maybe I hyped up too much but it wasn't anywhere near as good as it could've been. Stiff and forgettable characters and a story that is only interesting sometimes. Not bashing the game just stating my opinion. I've never played a rpg with great review scores like this that I think didn't deserve it. The combat is pretty clunky as well but that wouldn't of been a problem if the story and character where better. The dialogue is very boring too. I'm still pissed at how little I enjoyed the game.

emperiox
emperiox

 @moonlightwolf01 Trying to say that they can't make a game better then mass effect 3...? I BET YOU STILL PLAY RUNESCAPE!!!

 

Reaverking
Reaverking

 @emperiox They haven't made a game better than mass effect yet. It's hard to top the mass effect story and characters.