CD Projekt Red plans to develop many new The Witcher games beyond The Witcher 4 as it expands the series into a second saga.
Speaking of The Witcher 4 during the latest CD Projekt Call for earnings (opens in a new tab), President Adam Kiciński presented the studio’s plans for the series. While the next title of The Witcher is still in development, the publisher is already thinking about the upcoming sequels.
“There will be a new saga,” said Kiciński. “Now we’re pre-producing the first game in the saga, but we mean more than one. The first saga consisted of three games, so now we’re thinking of more than one game.
By announcing The Witcher 4, CD Projekt confirmed that the game will start a “new saga in the series”. Kiciński’s comments here agree with this joke, but also give us a better idea of what this new saga will look like.
Instead of a new game with multiple expansions or a new main title with little spin-offs, the second saga will feature some full-fledged games. As Kiciński makes comparisons between the upcoming second saga of The Witcher and the first, a new trilogy may emerge.
There are still many directions that an eventual trilogy could go, but at least one key mystery has already been resolved. The single trailer that was released for The Witcher 4 shows the medallion buried in the snow. Not just any medallion, it turns out, but a lynx-shaped pendant, which confirms that the upcoming game will focus on a brand new Witcher school.
Elsewhere in the earnings appeal, it was reiterated that The Witcher 4 would be built using Unreal Engine 5, not CD Projekt’s internal RED engine that powered Cyberpunk 2077. Game director Jason Slama said the team decided to move to the Epic Summit – line system after watching an impressive live demo.
Although The Witcher 4 may be a few years from now, you don’t have to spend all that time waiting for monster hunting, European folklore. The brilliant card game of The Witcher, released earlier this year, and the update for The Witcher 3 for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S is set to hit the shelves in late 2022.