CD Projekt Red Confirms That More Witcher Games Are Coming After Cyberpunk 2077

CD Projekt Red Confirms That More Witcher Games Are Coming After Cyberpunk 2077
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While developer CD Projekt Red has hinted at making more Witcher games in the past, they, at least until recently, never officially confirmed that more games were coming following the success of the franchises’ third installment: Wild Hunt.

CD Projekt Red’s financial reports have confirmed that the developer will adopt a dual franchise model after the release of Cyberpunk 2077, as they’ll alternate between creating new Witcher and Cyberpunk games going forward. Of course, this doesn’t mean that Geralt of Rivia will return as the main protagonist in future Witcher titles, as some believe that his story was wrapped up nicely in the Blood and Wine expansion.

Potential ideas for the next Witcher game’s main story include a prequel featuring Vesemir as its protagonist, a sequel that’s set a few decades in the future which features Ciri as its main character, and a game where its main character is completely customizable, much like in Cyberpunk 2077.

As for when the next installment of The Witcher might be released, well, it’ll probably be at least three years from now, as Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to be released in the spring of next year, and CDPR has already confirmed that they’ll launch a brand new IP in 2021, so we might not see the next Witcher game until 2022, at the very earliest.

Due to the success of the series’ third installment, most believed that CD Projekt Red would eventually return to the franchise, even if the next game didn’t feature Geralt of Rivia as the main character. In a recent financial report, it was revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sold more copies in the first half of this year than it did in the previous year, so the game’s fanbase is continuing to grow.

The Witcher 3 is currently scheduled to be released for the Nintendo Switch on October 15, so it has the potential to grow its fanbase even more.

For now, though, the only news we have about brand new Witcher-related content is regarding the upcoming Netflix series, as a company executive recently tweeted that its first episode might be pegged for late-October. So, that’s at least something that’s coming very soon.

As previously noted, it’ll probably be a while before we learn any information on the next installment to The Witcher franchise, as CD Projekt Red is 100-percent focused on putting the finishing touches on Cyberpunk 2077, which releases on all platforms, aside from the Switch, on April 16, 2020.