It’s probably at least a decade off, but it seems like CD Projekt Red aren’t done with The Witcher yet. It’s no wonder, after the studio nailed the formula on its third attempt, winning ALL of the awards for their effort. Surely another one would be a chance to refine that formula, maybe even perfect it.
The Witcher 3 is as close to perfect as RPGs come anyway, and a little more work on its combat system could create something with no equal. I know I’d be keen on seeing a return to its dark world.
After The Witcher 3’s triple win at the Game Awards, including Game of the Year, CD Projekt’s CEO Adam Kicinski was invited for an interview about the game’s success at the Polish TV stationTVN24 BiS
“It’s too early to talk about it, but it’s not like we’re forgetting about this brand – that’s understandable. It wouldn’t be fair towards the fans,” said Kicinski. “We work within this universe for over a dozen years now and I don’t think it’s going to be the end of it.”
CD Projekt Red have previously said that The Witcher 3 would be the end of Geralt’s adventures, which seems to point towards Ciri being a lead in the series moving forward. The Witcher 3 certainly sets the character up for a leading role, even letting players take control of her for certain key points.
I could get behind playing an entire game as Ciri – she’s an interesting character and her unique abilities could lead to some brilliant scenarios. The game wouldn’t even have to be restricted to the world of The Witcher. Imagine an RPG on the scale of The Witcher 3, but instead of multiple landmasses, there are multiple dimensions and you can hop between them at will. Yes, please.
As I said, though, this wouldn’t be for ages yet, with CD Projekt Red currently focused on finishing up their next RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.
In the same interview, Kicinski had this to say of Cyberpunk 2077: “The project is even more ambitious than we first planned – we need to create a game that will be even more successful. We have a long way ahead of us to reach the biggest commercial successes in the world. Sure, many people consider The Witcher 3 to be the best game in the world this year, but this is not a game that broke any sales record.”
Other than Cyberpunk 2077, Geralt will be getting his final adventure mid 2016 with the 20-hour The Witcher 3 expansion Blood and Wine.