CD Projekt Red has already started working on a new Witcher game

Written by Chad Norton on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 10:00 AM
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Now, before we all get excited and start jumping on theories, let me remind you that Cyberpunk 2077 was announced all the way back in 2012, so don’t expect a new entry in the Witcher universe anytime soon. In an interview with the press, the President and Joint CEO of CD Projekt Red, Adam Kiciński, stated that:

We have already been working on another single player game. We currently have a relatively clear concept about what it is. However, we do not want to spend time on it at this moment. After the work is done on Cyberpunk 2077, we’ll start developing our next game.

That new single player game will be set in the Witcher universe it seems, as CDPR has plans to continue both the Cyberpunk and the Witcher franchises:

We have two worlds and within these worlds we want to create games. Therefore all our upcoming games, so far, are either “Witcher” or “Cyberpunk”.

Though, as I mentioned earlier about Cyberpunk, this will not be coming out anytime soon. Famously, CDPR teased Cyberpunk 2077 back in 2012 whilst they were still working on The Witcher 3, so it’s no surprise that they’ve already been thinking about a new game, but it’s nice to have confirmation that it will at least be another Witcher game.

Whether that will be The Witcher 4 or something new to the series is unknown at the moment. Will Geralt return? Or will it follow Ciri? Will you be able to create your own Witcher? Let the theories begin!

If you were worried about focus shifting away from Cyberpunk 2077’s development, Kiciński mentioned that the company will still be keeping their attention on Cyberpunk for the next couple years, as that is their main focus at this moment, and they plan on continually supporting and releasing DLC just like they did with the Witcher 3.

What do you think the next Witcher game could be? The Witcher 4? Or something new? Will it follow Geralt or Ciri? Or will you be able to create your very own Witcher? Tell us your theories!

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12:36 Mar-14-2020

It has always been stated, TW3 is the end of Geralt' story, with Vesemir 600 yo could do his story, the origins of the the various schools, The hay-days of the witchers the universe is vast & with the rights now at CDPR all is well.

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09:54 Mar-14-2020

Well to be fair i have the Witcher 3 GOTY edition have play some missions but something hold me to play it further. Think its based on taste because the Division and Far Cry is more my type of games. Cyberpunk will be interesting but also because its very hyped. Lets see what will come. And its just good that games/devs need time to build.

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16:56 Mar-13-2020

CDPR had already declared in past that Witcher 3 is a final game in a series, it is fine if they make a new DLC for it (especially when right now they have better revenue cut on Steam thanks to over 50 mln. $ sales on Witcher 3) but i would like it more if the next game they make would be completely new IP

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16:40 Mar-13-2020

And a single tear of joy rolls down my cheek.

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12:30 Mar-12-2020

I wish them to go back in time, when there were other established witcher schools around, not just the former shadow of themselves. So we can select from multiple witcher schools, with different starts like it was in Dragon Age:Origins

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12:18 Mar-12-2020

I never liked the Witcher games. I hope i will like the Cyberpunk 2077.

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11:21 Mar-12-2020

It'd be cool if they introduced a new character as the protagonist this time around, with Geralt and friends being more of side characters that you will still play with from time to time.

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17:15 Mar-12-2020

And have Geralt fight with you in a mission or side quest

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18:01 Mar-12-2020

Yeah and even fight against Geralt himself!


Perhaps a new character that is a Witcher, but doesn't know it, all that character knows is that he/she is different and doesn't know why, maybe Amnesia, so part of the story is meeting Geralt and then the other part of the story is figuring out why the protagonist, meanwhile you get a major threat, or afterward you get a major threat to deal with. Tons of possibilities.

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19:17 Mar-12-2020

That's the storyline of the game trilogy, so I don't know if you're being sarcastic.

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22:10 Mar-12-2020

Well I wasn't being serious, just wanted to see if you can repeat it a second time and still make it good, I wanted a reaction or opinion... It's really rare to see the same plot pulled twice, let alone pulled twice and be awesome at the same time. I'm pretty sure that most authors avoid it as the plague, that's why I want to see it and considering how great the witcher has been in terms of story telling, it could be awesome, and Geralt can sympathise, you know tons of bonds can be carried out. It's the the same thing, but different.

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22:17 Mar-12-2020

Also I have the feeling that most people haven't played the first two games.

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22:18 Mar-12-2020

Maybe it's because I just finished watching When They Cry... IDK, sounded like a great idea to me. XD

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22:24 Mar-12-2020

Also Geralt had regained memories in The Witcher 3, so it's really more about the first two games, even though through visions.

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18:04 Mar-13-2020

Amnesia and forgetting is the beginning of more than 50% of all role playing games. It's a trope that's been played out to oblivion and back. I hope they don't pull that off, it's just lazy. That's the reason why most story writers avoid it, and to repeat it twice would be incredibly stupid if you ask me.
If they are great story writers, and I believe they are, they shouldn't be repeating the same threads again.

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10:34 Mar-12-2020

Probably the adventures of Ciri with cameos from Gerald and co..either way, I'm still dipping in and out of the Witcher 3 and it's really one of the best games out there...

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10:31 Mar-12-2020

It might be cool to have a create-your-own character scenario like in Cyberpunk.

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10:01 Mar-12-2020

Good for them :) It will be nice to see Ciri take the lead.

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11:59 Mar-12-2020

It is not a sequel, at least not a direct one to Witcher 3, so there potentially won't be recurring characters, or if they are, they'll likely play only minor roles.

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