For the last few weeks, CD Projekt Red has been wholly focused on Cyberpunk 2077; the upcoming sci-fi RPG, years in the making, finally received a story trailer at E3. Since then, the studio has been bombarded by fans and media outlets alike in search of more information. However, in a recent interview, the CEO of CD Projekt Red discussed the Witcher series, and gave fans hope that the studio isn’t finished with it yet. However, the studio doesn’t intend to make “The Witcher 4”.
Adam Kiciński’s Statements on The Witcher Series
Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt Red, was recently interviewed by Bankier.pl, a Polish finance website. During the interview, he turned to the studio’s past with The Witcher series. “The first three ‘Witchers’ were by definition a trilogy,” he stated; “so we simply could not name the next game ‘The Witcher 4’. This does not mean, of course, that we will leave the world of The Witcher. The Witcher is one of two franchises on which to build the future activities of the company. Today, unfortunately, I cannot reveal anything more.”
Kiciński’s comments are certainly tantalizing for fans of The Witcher. Although CD Projekt Red has never explicitly stated whether they plan to continue with the series or not, these recent comments do clarify one thing; Geralt’s story is most likely done. However, the world which the series is set in is massive; there is certainly potential to tell other stories within that setting. Indeed, Geralt’s voice actor recently voiced support for a Witcher game featuring Ciri as the protagonist. Back in March, a management report surfaced from CD Projekt Red which suggested that the studio was planning to release a game in 2021. That game isn’t Cyberpunk 2077; it has yet to be announced. If that proves accurate, then Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to release within the next year or two. Perhaps fans will get to return to the world of The Witcher sooner than they thought.