New Game In The Witcher Series To Reportedly Begin Development After Cyberpunk 2077 Releases
A new report out of Poland suggests that CD Projekt Red will begin work on a new Witcher project--but not until Cyberpunk 2077 has been released.
Cyberpunk 2077 is not on store shelves yet, but it seems that CD Projekt Red might be planning for its next project--another game in the Witcher franchise. A report from Eurogamer Poland suggests that Adam Kicinski, president of CD Projekt, has opened up about the next game in the Witcher series.
According to the report, as translated by IGN, a new game set in the world of The Witcher will begin production after Cyberpunk 2077 releases on September 17, 2020. Work is set to begin right after the previous game is finished, and while the next game will be set within the Witcher universe, it will not be called The Witcher 4.
Following the publication of the report, though, studio head Adam Badowski issued a statement on Twitter clarifying that it's solely focused on Cyberpunk right now--although he did not necessarily rule out that a Witcher project is lined up to come next.
The Witcher is always in our hearts and minds, but currently we are fully focused on Cyberpunk 2077. When the right time comes, we will begin to talk about other projects.— Adam Badowski (@AdamBadowski) March 12, 2020
According to the original report, work on the game will begin small, as most of CDPR staff will continue working on Cyberpunk 2077 content after the game releases. Much of the team will continue working on the game's upcoming multiplayer modes.
GameSpot reached out to CD Projekt Red, which provided a statement largely matching the public one.
In 2015, CD Projekt Red said that the next game in the series would not happen for a long time, as the series deserved a break. Of course, quite a bit of time has passed since then.
Whatever the next Witcher game ends up being, don't expect Geralt to be in it--CD Projekt Red has been very clear on The Witcher 3 being the end of his story. It will likely be a long time before we know anything concrete about the next game in the Witcher series.
Meanwhile, for fans of Geralt, the second season of Netflix's The Witcher will broadcast in 2021.
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