Could the World of the Witcher Return With a Different Hero?
Having sold about ten million copies (via. Twinfinite) and received a mass of Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appears to have been one of the most popular games of last year, amongst critics and audiences alike. As such, perhaps it might have been expected that CD Projekt Red’s Konrad Tomaskiewicz (a director on the game) is now expressing desire to delve back into the expansive realms of Novigrad, Skellige and Vizima, in a fourth Witcher game.
However, with the company moving onto Cyberpunk 2077 after releasing this month’s Witcher 3 expansion, Blood and Wine, it’s unlikely we’ll see a fourth Witcher title any time soon.
“Personally, I hope that someday in the future we will do something more because I love the setting and I work on The Witcher games around 12 years right now,” Tomaskiewicz said in an interview with Eurogamer, “But I don’t know what we will decide. The strategy plan they’ve got they will share with us soon. We’ll see.”
As The Witcher 3 concluded Geralt’s tale, if there ever was to be another Witcher game, it would most likely follow a new hero. CD Projekt Red exec Marcin Iwinski has acknowledged the sprawling size of The Witcher’s world, and that it has ample room to develop new stories (via. GameSpot).
Cyberpunk 2077 is intended for launch between 2017 and 2021. During this time, the developer will also be bringing out an unknown “AAA RPG title”, as reported by Dualshockers during a business meeting with the developer earlier this year. If you’re still craving more from Projekt Red, you’ll be able to pick up The Witcher 3 expansion Blood and Wine on May 31. You can see the add-on’s trailer below.
The unannounced new game is scheduled to release before this year is out too, which – according to CD Projekt Red – will feature “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio.”