CD Projekt Red plans to develop several new Witcher games in addition to The Witcher 4 as it expands the series into a second saga.
Talking about The Witcher 4 during CD Projekt’s latest release earnings call (opens in new tab), CEO Adam Kiciński presented the studio’s plans for the series. While the next Witcher title is still in very early development, the publisher is already thinking about sequels in the works.
“There will be a new saga,” Kiciński said. “We are now pre-producing the first game in this saga, but we have more than one in mind. The first saga had three games, so now we’re thinking about more than one game.”
the second coming
In announcing The Witcher 4, CD Projekt confirmed that the game would start “a new saga in the franchise”. Kiciński’s comments here match that tease, but also give us a better idea of what this new saga will look like.
Instead of just a new game with multiple expansions, or a new main title with small spin-offs, the second saga will include multiple full games. With Kiciński drawing comparisons between this second Witcher saga and the first, a new trilogy could be in the pipeline.
There are still many directions a possible trilogy could go, but at least one major mystery has already been solved. The only teaser image that has been released for The Witcher 4 shows a locket buried in snow. Not just any locket, as it turns out, but a pendant in the shape of a Lynx, confirming that the upcoming game will focus on a new school of Witcher.
Elsewhere in the call, it was reiterated that The Witcher 4 will be built using Unreal Engine 5 rather than CD Projekt’s internal REDengine that powered Cyberpunk 2077. -the-line after seeing the impressive live demo.
While The Witcher 4 may be several years away, you don’t have to spend all that time waiting to get your European monster hunting lore fix. A brilliant Witcher card game released earlier this year, and the PS5 and Xbox Series X update | S from The Witcher 3 should hit shelves by the end of 2022.