The game won't be a direct sequel to the Witcher 3
CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński has confirmed that a new Witcher game will begin development in 2020. The highly anticipated next release in the Witcher series will hopefully hit shelves by 2022.
DEVELOPMENT BEGINS THIS YEAR
Eurogamer Poland reported that a “relatively clear concept” has already been nailed down for the next Witcher game according to Kiciński, and full development would begin after the release of their Cyberpunk 2077 title in September 2020. The game will not be titled “The Witcher 4”.
WHEN WILL THE GAME BE RELEASED?
The Witcher 3, an RPG following the story of Geralt of Rivia and his cohorts, was released in 2015 and has achieved major success off its own back, bolstered by the Netflix series based on the books and games in the Witcher franchise, as well as the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
The next entry in the Witcher series can basically be confirmed for next-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X) as it will be released after their respective launches.
No information on the projected release date of the next Witcher game has been released.
As the next Witcher title will not be a direct sequel to Witcher 3, what can we expect from the storyline of the game? We’d love to see a full game playable as Ciri, a female Witcher from the Witcher 3, perhaps several years after the events of that title. Or, a full deep dive into the making of a Witcher, from being taken to Kaer Morhen and mutated, to training and learning about the ways of the School of the Cat, Wolf, and many more.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest info on the new Witcher title as it comes out.
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