Cyberpunk 2077 is just around the corner, and the hype keeps on increasing among the fans as the release date comes nearer.
CD Projekt Red has its hands full at the moment because of their highly anticipated Game, Cyberpunk 2077, but as soon as Cyberpunk 2077 releases CD Projekt Red has decided where it will work next. Witcher fans are in luck as the company has announced the next game they will be working on will be set in the Witcher universe.
Still, it won’t be a direct sequel to the game of the Year award winner The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as the studio president Adam Kiciński has said that the next witcher title will not be called Witcher 4 which explains why it won’t be a sequel. Moreover, he added that the development will start right after the launch of Cyberpunk 2077.
Kiciński further said that everything the studio will be working on would be related to the worlds of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher. The studio producer says that the team wants to create games within these diverse worlds.
A small team within CD Projekt Red will be responsible for handling the development of this new Witcher title while more significant parts of the studio will be working to provide support for online and post-release for Cyberpunk 2077. CDPR is popular among fans and critics alike and has a reputation for bringing high-quality AAA titles, which can be seen with each successive release in The Witcher trilogy. There was a recent surge in the sales and popularity of the third installment in the Witcher series, which was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This surge took place after four years because of the quality port on the Nintendo Switch, and there was generally more interest among the people when the Netflix series, starring Henry Cavill as Geralt, made its debut.
CD Projekt Red returning to the Witcher series after going into a very different direction with Cyberpunk, won’t come as a surprise to the studio’s loyal fans. Still, the new title may decide to go on a different route than the previous games and let us play with someone other than the White Wolf, Geralt of Rivia.
This won’t be new territory for CD Projekt Red to venture on as it has previously worked with adaptations of Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, which don’t star Geralt as the main character. An excellent example of this would be a Nightmare of the Wolf, which is Netflix’s anime prequel film and will probably star the mentor of Geralt, Vesemir. Geralt is not the only one who receives all the love from fans as the fans already love secondary characters such as Yennefer, Triss, and Ciri. This could enable the studio to create a side story that would be interesting and new rather than bringing a direct sequel to the previous games.
Further news on the new Witcher title will most probably take some time as CDPR has Cyberpunk to work with, which will be releasing on September 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows.