It seems that CD Projekt Red is interested in revisiting the Continent for a new Witcher game after the release of Cyberpunk 2077. According to reports in Eurogamer Poland, President of CD Projekt Red, Adam Kicinski has planned for their next game to be in the Witcher Universe.
Translated by IGN from Polish, the report states the development begins after the September release of Cyberpunk 2077 and while the game will be set in the world of The Witcher, it will not be called the Witcher 4.
Shortly after the release of the report, Head of Studio, Adam Badowski reassured that their current efforts completely focus on the development of Cyberpunk 2077 but had not ruled out any further Witcher projects down the line.
The Witcher is always in our hearts and minds, but currently we are fully focused on Cyberpunk 2077. When the right time comes, we will begin to talk about other projects.
— Adam Badowski (@AdamBadowski) March 12, 2020
The original report had also mentioned that the game would be small in scale as most of the CDPR staff would be preoccupied with the post-release content of Cyberpunk 2077 as well as their work with the game’s upcoming multiplayer modes.
In 2015, CD Projekt Red had come out with a statement that it would be a long time before they returned to work on the Witcher franchise as they believed that the series “deserved a break.” Clearly, enough time has passed by for them to consider the option. It might be some time before we gain any more information about this upcoming Witcher project.
One thing is for sure, sadly to the disappointment of Geralt fans, CD Projekt Red had made it clear that the Witcher 3 would be the end of his story.
Though it is not all positive news for Witcher fans. It has been reported that the Season 2 production of Netflix’s The Witcher has been suspended due to fears of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The production was being shot at Arborfield Studios, 40 miles from London.
A source from the production team had spoken to Deadline saying “We have made the decision, effective immediately, to pause production for two weeks during this difficult time. This will allow everyone the time to make informed decisions about how to move forward.”