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CD Projekt know that Witcher fans won’t forgive them if they abandon the franchise

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CD Projekt have been playing coy with what’s to come now that The Witcher 3 is done. Sure, we know that Cyberpunk 2077 is on the way, but we’ve been left with little beyond a vague teaser featuring a mysterious android woman. But CEO Adam Kiciński has just revealed a few more details about CD Projekt’s future plans.

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Based on a ResetEra user’s translation of an interview with Polish financial site Strefainwestorow, Kiciński says that Cyberpunk will be much bigger in scope and higher quality than The Witcher 3, which would be an impressive feat. There’s little extra detail beyond that, and Kiciński wouldn’t even confirm or deny whether the game would have multiplayer. But he does say the team are happy with the game’s current shape and are eager to show it off.

While there’s little to say about Cyberpunk, there’s some interesting detail about The Witcher. The third game was indeed the end of a trilogy, and there are no plans for a fourth game in the same series, but it’s certainly possible we’ll see different games set in the world of the Witcher going forward. CD Projekt still have the rights to the franchise, and Kiciński says fans - and investors - won’t forgive them if the studio abandon it altogether.

While CD Projekt are some of the most prolific supporters of traditional, single-player gaming, Gwent is their entry into the games as service model. It’s served as a lesson about creating multiplayer games, and was designed for deep integration into GOG Galaxy on both PC and other platforms, including some not yet announced. 2017 has been about balancing Gwent’s gameplay, while 2018 will see the introduction of new features and a bigger marketing push.

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Jav Avatar
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5 Months ago

Personally I'd prefer if they put it on the backburner for a few years. Is it a great series? Yes. But I definitely wouldn't want the Witcher series to become the next Assassin's Creed.

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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5 Months ago

i doubt that it be at the same rate as assassin's creed to be honest. As CD Projekt RED knows what the hell they are doing, they are basically the "naughty dog" of PC gaming so to speak. They know when it be time for another witcher, right now it's all about their new IP, Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 4 probably won't appear till 2019 or 2020 with the PS5 coming around the corner.

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Lolssi Avatar
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5 Months ago

Seems way too soon still. We're lucky if we get Cyberpunk by 2018. Sure they could start designing before Cyberpunk goes gold but I don't think majority of the team would be reassigned before that.

Personally I hope they'd rather focus on Cyberpunk expansions. Assuming the game is anything like I hope it will be.

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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5 Months ago

The game was officially announced around may 2012, it's been 5 years already, So I say give it either next year or 2 more years.

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Lolssi replied to Darkedone02
5 Months ago

Yeah but that teaser was actually hook to get job aplications for it. They reassigned most of the team to work on Witcher 3 at some point. So they didn't get their full team to work on it until after Witcher 3.

Also they got the money to develop city building technology later but that might not affect the timetable.

But I'm willing to wait :)

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hfm Avatar
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5 Months ago

If they didn't touch that series again (highly unlikely) I'd just be happy that I got to play them all. The entire series is a rare highlight in my gaming hobby life.

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Lolssi Avatar
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5 Months ago

Nothing to forgive. Is it my favorite rpg series? Yes.

Do I want another one? No. I'm sure Cyberpunk more than fills that void.

Plus as great as the world in Witcher is, it is still just fantasy that has been done way too many times. I just want to see CD Projekt make single player rpgs. Setting doesn't matter as long as it is dark and gritty.

Sometimes it is ok to put the series to rest when you say you do.

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TsunamiWombat Avatar
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5 Months ago

Lads, no. Please no. Don't fall to the dark side now. Let it rest.

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Malentor Avatar
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5 Months ago

Eh, I liked the Witcher games, but I could easily live without having to play another one. Show us what you can do with your own ideas.

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nu1mlock Avatar
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5 Months ago

So not Gwent or Cyberpunk then?

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Malentor Avatar
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5 Months ago

I'm looking forward to Cyberpunk, mainly because of the setting, but neither that nor Gwent is based on their own intellectual property.

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