The Witcher 4 - it's not in development and "won't be any time soon" say CD Projekt RED | PCGamesN

The Witcher 4 - it's not in development and "won't be any time soon" say CD Projekt RED

The Witcher 4

With The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine on the horizon, eager minds are always thinking forward. What do CD Projekt RED have in their back pockets, ready to unleash on us next? Naturally, a sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed, popular and straight up best games of all time would be on anyone’s agenda. However, the Polish all-star development studio doesn’t have it in mind - now, or possibly ever.

Here’s everything we know about the Blood & Wine release date, setting and story.

“I can assure you we are not working on another Witcher” said co-founder Marcin Iwinski, speaking to Eurogamer. He also commented that “This is the end. Blood & Wine is [the] closing and there won't be any Witcher any time soon - if there ever will be one.”

Obviously, Iwinski doesn’t totally rule it out, but the message right now is that after this expansion is done, we won’t be seeing anything from Geralt for a while. As EG point out, it’s odd because the developer has confirmed that they have another triple-A RPG besides the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 in development for release in the next few years - it just, apparently, isn’t Witcher-set.

So, get ready to wave goodbye to the white haired one for at least a half-decade come May 31. Hopefully what they do next maintains that Witcher quality, and a sci-fi setting will make it all seem new again. Iwinski also says that the studio have something planned for later this year with "a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio" - a smaller development team working on VR, perhaps?

Plenty more in the full interview at EG, if you’re interested. Here's that iconic Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, to keep the hype ticking over. We've heard nothing about it going into E3, but there's always the possibility it pops up at a conference.

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LordCrash Avatar
1 Year ago

Lucky Geralt. CDPR butchered this world long enough.

It's time for them to make something new, without that many creative restraints. I'm looking forward to Cyberpunk.

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QDP2(4 days 9 hours played)
1 Year ago

Hmm. The Witcher world has definitely had its fair share of the limelight, but I definitely wouldn't go so far as to say they butchered the world. For starters they always planned on making it into a trilogy. It may have been a while since Witcher 1 came out, but I see that far more as a team wanting to make great games, in opposition to the Call of Duty approach of an annual release. I assume by your Witcher profile you enjoyed the games, but I'm honestly interested, what time do you think the franchise started to hang itself to then push on some more?

LordCrash Avatar
1 Year ago

Witcher 3. They just copied too much content from the books - and not in a very good way. They game looks great and has insanely high production values, but the storytelling isn't that good anymore (not bad not what I expected, was pretty disappointed after TW3). I think they are capable of much better stuff if they created their own IP of just stayed away from content that was written by somebody more capable already...

JohnMiles Avatar
1 Year ago

"but the storytelling isn't that good anymore "

I sure hope that you're just kidding...