CD Projekt Red plans to develop several new The Witcher games beyond The Witcher 4 as it expands the series into another saga.
Speaking about The Witcher 4 during CD Projekt’s latest earnings call (opens in new tab), CEO Adam Kisinski set out the studio’s plans for the series. While the next Witcher title is still in very early development, the publisher is already thinking about a sequel in the pipeline.
“There will be a new saga,” Kisinski said. “Now, we are pre-producing the first game of this saga, but we have more than one game. The first saga was three games, so now we are looking at more than one game.”
When announcing The Witcher 4, CD Projekt confirmed that the game would kick off “a new saga in the franchise”. Kisinski’s comments here coincide with that tease, but also give us a better idea of what that new saga will look like.
Instead of a new game with multiple expansions, or a new mainline title with minor spin-offs, the second saga will consist of several fully fledged games. With Kisinski drawing comparisons between this upcoming second The Witcher saga and the first, a fresh trilogy may be on the cards.
There are still plenty of directions a possible trilogy could go in, but at least one major mystery has already been solved. The single teaser image released for The Witcher 4 shows a medallion buried in the snow. Not just a medal, as it turned out, but a pendant in the shape of a lynx, confirming the upcoming game will all focus on a new Witcher school.
Elsewhere in the earnings call, it was reiterated that The Witcher 4 will be built using Unreal Engine 5 instead of CD Projekt’s in-house RedEngine that powers Cyberpunk 2077. Game director Jason Schlama has said that the team has decided to go on top of Epic. -The-line system after watching impressive live demo.
While The Witcher 4 may be several years away, you don’t need to spend all your time waiting around to get your monster-hunting, European folktale fix. A great Witcher card game released earlier this year, and The Witcher 3’s PS5 and Xbox Series X | The S upgrade is expected to hit shelves by the end of 2022.