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The Witcher is a popular Action-RPG series that has been produced by CD Projekt Red, who has also developed the game Cyberpunk 2077. It is based on the fantasy novel series of the same name published by polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. You can play the series from various platforms like PC, Mac, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation.
News regarding Witcher 4
The developers of The CD Projekt Red had confirmed that Witcher 4, or at least a new Witcher game is currently being developed. Their statement was as follows:
“We’re happy to announce that the next installment in The Witcher series of Video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga in the franchise”.
Even though the game developers have confirmed over the years in multiple interviews about a new Witcher game, we still have no clue if it will be called The Witcher 4, or if they will take the series forwards in a completely different direction.
Potential release date
It looks like The Witcher 4 won’t be coming anytime soon, with the developers already being busy with their work on The Witcher PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade, along with DLC and patchworks for Cyberpunk 2077.
The developers had even said that they thought about a “relatively clear concept” for the next game and also originally said about a plan to release another AAA game by 2021 which hasn’t happened. We could still hope for the launch of a new Witcher game relatively soon.
What they said in interviews
The following statement was given by CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciński during his interview with Bankier:
“The first three ‘Witchers’ were by definition a trilogy, so we simply could not name the next game ‘The Witcher 4’. This does not mean, of course, that we will leave the world of The Witcher,”
“The Witcher is one of two franchises on which to build the future activities of the company,” he adds. “Today, unfortunately, I can not reveal anything more.”
From his words, it does seem like we will get a Witcher sequel in the future, although it yet again makes us question if the game would be titled The Witcher 4.
From all the information that we have seen, it certainly does seem like it will take a long time for us to get our hands on a new Witcher game, whether it’s The Witcher 4 or a new title that goes in a new direction. Till then, Witcher fans can enjoy their time by playing the old installments, watching the Netflix series, or even reading the novel.