Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

Next game in The Witcher series to begin development after CD Projekt Red will release Cyberpunk 2077.

After announcing a sudden delay to heavily anticipated upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 lately, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is already planning to begin development of their next project without wasting any time.

It has been revealed in a recent interview with company president Adam Kiciński that CD Projekt will start working on a new game from critically-acclaimed The Witcher series for next-gen consoles, following release of CP2077.

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CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

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Kiciński states that they have a clear vision on next series entry and will enter development by Q4 of this year. This good news came when Sony has announced to support more narrative-driven single-player experiences for PlayStation 5.

However, new Witcher game will not be a direct sequel to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is not going to be The Witcher 4 for sure. Perhaps it could focus on Vesemir when he was a hunter before he became mentor to Geralt of Rivia.

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Every game they have currently planned will be set in either Cyberpunk or Witcher universe. Two developer teams are currently working on Cyberpunk 2077 while a smaller team is handling their next Witcher game.

Following world premiere of Netflix's The Witcher television series last year, the franchise became extremely popular almost instantly and helped CD Projekt Red to become second most valuable studio in Europe, worth $8 billion.

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Though CDPR takes longer development cycles for each project, they often build massive worlds of interconnected stories like CP2077, which was originally announced back in May 2012 and loyal fans sincerely appreciate their craft.

Their most successful title till date is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is the most celebrated RPG of current generation console platforms. CD Projekt Red has launched its Nintendo Switch version last year that can cross-save with PC.