The Witcher series made by CD Projekt Red is one of the most beloved game franchises ever made. Geralt is also one of the best protagonists we’ve ever played as, and not only because we would probably, literally, kill to be as great with pretty women as he is. Probably.
No, the games are a complete package, featuring amazing worlds, lore and interesting characters. When the last game was released, fans were ecstatic – it is by far the best in the series, especially when combined with the Wild Hunt expansion. Unlike many others that are often overpriced and add little value to the game, that one is the opposite – it probably has enough content to be a stand-alone game if the devs had wanted to release it as such.
Thankfully, they didn’t. The whole thing does have one issue though – there are only three games, and fans want more. If anything, usually it’s the other way around – gamers begging studios to stop making more and more sequels. A good example of that would be the Five Night’s at Freddy’s franchise. It spawned some five games in only two years – far more than anyone wanted.
We’re not sure which is worse. Anyway, so far, there were still rumours about another Witcher floating around. Although the developers have said, and in no uncertain terms, they won’t make another sequel, fans keep hoping and suspecting that maybe, just maybe, they were lying.
Now though, a statement from the CEO during a panel at the Pareto Securities’ Gaming Seminar will hopefully put this to rest. The team is currently busy developing their new Cyberpunk 2077 title – one they’ve been quite hush hush about. In addition to that, there’s also another, unnamed title further down the production line.
Fans were hoping that one would be another sequel. However, according to the CEO’s statement:
“We can’t create Witcher 4 because that was a trilogy from the beginning,” revealed Kicinski during his discussion for what’s next. What we mean by other possibilities is clarified in what he said next: “No one said that one day we won’t decide to develop something in the Witcher universe, but now we’re focusing on Cyberpunk and Gwent.”
It looks like the mystery game really won’t have anything to do with the Witcher. Big cheeses from the studio have previously mentioned though, that while another Witcher game won’t be happening, another game in the same universe might. Unlikely as it is, this could mean that we might, eventually, get to play a game that might feature, say Ciri or a descendant as the protagonist.
For now though, it’s all about Cyberpunk. Despite not announcing all too much about it, a few tidbits have been revealed – unlike the Witcher series, this game will feature different character classes rather than one specific main character. For many RPG fans, that’s a pretty big deal – it’s all about creating the perfect character after all.
Because of the lack of information, rumours and whispered ideas have been running more than rampant for the pas year or so. Players have asked about multiplayer, battle royale modes and more – practically every question has been answered with a resounding ‘maybe, maybe not’.
An official reveal of far, far more info is expected at this years E3 – the studio has confirmed they have something planned for it, but not what. It would definitely be odd for them to announce the mystery game they’ll be making after Cyberpunk first, so we’re pretty sure we’ll finally get some decent intel on CD Projekt Red’s new title.