Witcher 4 Not In The Cards According To CD Projekt RED Co-Founder
Poland-based developer CD Projekt RED set the bar pretty high with Witcher 3. The franchise as a whole is epic, but the third entry into the series hits the nail on the head. The developer is currently working on its highly-anticipated next IP, Cyberpunk 2077, but what happens after that? Will we ever see a Witcher 4? According to one of the company’s co-founders, the answer is no. WARNING: WITCHER 3 SPOILERS AHEAD.
In a recent interview, CD Projekt RED Co-Founder Adam Kicinski talked about the company’s past, present, and future endeavors. While everyone is excited about the (eventual) release of Cyberpunk 2077, fans of the Witcher franchise want to know what’s next, if anything. According to Kicinski, the studio has no plans of another core entry into the series, which primarily follows Geralt of Rivia. Witcher 3 did well to end Geralt’s story, especially with the expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine. The latter gives players the option to see Geralt finally settled down and living out the rest of his days without the constant threat of being a monster hunter. So, Witcher 4 will most likely never come to fruition. However, the company is not done with the franchise as a whole.
Some of Witcher 3’s best moments are those that feature Ciri, Geralt’s quasi-adopted daughter. Based on decisions made throughout the main campaign, Ciri can take on the role of a “Witcher” and become a monster hunter, just like her “dad”. If Witcher 4 won’t happen because Geralt’s story is over, then a spin-off series featuring Ciri as the protagonist could possibly satisfy fans by staying in the same universe.
During the interview, Kicinski mentioned that CDPR still has the rights to the property, and that the fans, investors and shareholders would never forgive them if they abandoned the franchise. He also stated that the company would revisit the Witcher world in future titles, just not a Witcher 4. The company has put a lot of focus and resources into Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, which is based on the trading card game within Witcher 3. The company plans to continue moving forward with Gwent, and has big plans for the game in 2018. Talking about future titles set in the same world and Gwent separately suggests that the company is definitely (at the very least) thinking of another full title set in the Witcherverse.
Gwent and Witcher 3 are available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. As far as Cyberpunk 2077 goes, the team is anxious to show the world, but no release date has been announced. Are you disappointed that Witcher 4 will most likely never happen? Are you in high hopes that Ciri gets her very own title? What other ways could CDPR make a game set in the Witcher universe? Are you excited for Cyberpunk 2077? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.
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