Don't Expect Witcher 4 Anytime Soon
"It deserves some rest," CD Projekt Red says about The Witcher franchise.
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There will be more Witcher to play soon with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's New Game Plus mode and its substantial-sounding paid expansions. But when can fans expect The Witcher 4, or whatever comes next?
Not anytime soon, according to CD Projekt Red.
CEO Marcin Iwinski says in the September issue of Game Informer that CD Projekt Red has not even thought about what's next for The Witcher franchise.
"Honestly speaking, we have not," Iwinski said.
CD Projekt Red previously stated that The Witcher 3 would be the last game in the series with Geralt as its protagonist. If there is to be another game, presumably a different hero would take over. But whatever the case, this isn't happening in the near future.
Instead, CD Projekt Red is focusing on its upcoming, dystopian RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.
"It deserves some rest," Iwinski said about The Witcher series. "The past 10 years the team has been working on swords and castles and medieval Slavic monsters. So I think it's time for some guns, androids, and some ammo. And a necropolis. So this is what we'll be working on.
Iwinski went on to say that the world of The Witcher is ripe with storytelling opportunities, but stopped short of revealing any plans for a future game.
"We definitely are not annualizing a franchise or anything--it's about the experience," he said about The Witcher. "The world of The Witcher is gigantic and it's great to tell these stories, but I don't know when this will happen."
There appears to be a clear business opportunity for another Witcher game, as The Witcher 3 racked up four million sales in just two weeks.
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