CD Projekt Red might develop another Witcher game13th March 2020
Polish developer CD Projekt Red has hinted that once it is done with Cyberpunk 2077, it may develop another Witcher game.
Its latest title – set for release in September – was pushed back several months, after it was originally due in April.
Despite this, the company is already looking toward its next project.
Insiders were recently invited to the studio in Warsaw, Poland. While there, they were reportedly briefed by president Adam Kiciński who began discussing what comes next for the developer.
“We’ve been working on a next single-player game already,” he said, as per a translation provided by EuroGamer.
“It’s already working but we don’t want to commit to it yet. We’ll start working on this next game right after Cyberpunk 2077.”
Kiciński discusses how the studio has two worlds (the one currently in development and The Witcher). As such, he says, CD Projekt Red’s next endeavour will be focused on one of the two.
Given that Cyberpunk itself hasn’t released yet, this tends to imply there could well be a new project based on Andrzej Sapowki’s novels in the works.
However, Geralt of Rivia’s story concluded – rather satisfactorily – in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which means there is no concrete direction for a fourth instalment.
This could mean fan-favourite Ciri has her very own game, but this would also imply CD Projekt Red have a rough idea on the canon ending for the third entry, which allowed players to attain different endings for not only Geralt, but Ciri too. Or, it may very well be a prequel title.
Though, this could all be smoke and mirrors and the developer might have a brand new IP in the works, or perhaps it has already decided Cyberpunk 2077 needs a sequel.
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