Forget Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED has another AAA role-playing game in the works. As revealed in a new report, the mysterious, unannounced project will once again be a story-driven RPG that is due to release at some point between 2018 and 2021.
Now, I know 2021 feels like forever away, but it’s only three years and The Witcher 3 is already nearly three years old. The great news is, between now and then we’re going to actually be playing Cyberpunk 2077 for reals in the meantime.
Just as we saw with Cyberpunk 2077, which was answered a few years before The Witcher 3 even launched, CDPR is running the development of two projects simultaneously. With any luck the games should start coming out a little faster as well, what with CD Projekt RED announcing its new Wroclaw studio earlier this week. There are now three CDPR studios with plans in place to bring this up to four teams soon. Wroclaw is already confirmed to be lending a helping hand on finishing up Cyberpunk 2077, so it’s unclear which studio is working on this other, unannounced project.
The big guessing game now is what could this game be? Based on CDPR’s modus operandi, a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel has to the be the likeliest candidate. Having worked with the Cyberpunk 2020 universe for close to a decade on a single game, it would make a great deal of sense to explore the franchise further with a sequel.
The other big candidate is a new game set within The Witcher universe, although CDPR has been adamant that we won’t see The Witcher 4. Perhaps this opens the door for another playable character, such as Ciri.
What would you like to see CDPR work on next after Cyberpunk 2077? The Witcher, or perhaps even a new IP? Let us know!