The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released back in 2015 and still has a large playerbase years later. Given the simultaneous success of the Netflix series, it is inevitable that fans are ready for The Witcher 4. The truth is, there simply isn't much information out there regarding the game, aside from the fact that CD Projekt Red have confirmed there will be another title within The Witcher universe.
We've rounded up everything we know about The Witcher 4 so far.
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The Witcher 4 Development & Release Date
CD Projekt Red seem to have a lot on their hands at the time of writing. As it stands, patches for Cyberpunk 2077 have been delayed alongside the next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Initially expected by the end of 2021, the developers announced players won't see this updates until 2022.
That being said, we aren't without hope. In an interview with Bankier, CDPR CEO Adam Kiciński essentially confirmed that there will be another The Witcher game, but it likely won't be called The Witcher 4. "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," Adam stated.
Additionally, in March 2020, Adam Kiciński shared with Eurogamer Poland that a "clear concept" for the next The Witcher game had already been mapped out. However, he also stated that production of the game would commence once Cyberpunk 2077 had been released, and we all know how that went.
As a result, CD Projekt Red have confirmed via a business strategy report that the development strategy of a parallel AAA game will begin in 2022. To us, this sounds like CDPR are finishing off their work with Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3's next-gen upgrade before planning to swiftly get started on another game in The Witcher universe. With previous titles in the series having an average of a four-year development process, we won't be seeing another The Witcher video game until 2026 at the very earliest.
The Witcher 4 Story
The story behind The Witcher 4 remains even more up in the air than the release date. Given that we have been told the next The Witcher title is unlikely to be a direct sequel to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we can only assume right now that the game will take place in a completely different time or place to the original The Witcher trilogy.
Frankly, The Witcher as a franchise is not lacking on lore or areas it can pick up on. The next instalment could take place before the events of the trilogy, thus covering the events that happened in the books, or CD Projekt Red could be more daring and delve further into the future. It's also possible that the title could be a remake of The Witcher 1 from 2007, which many fans feel is due a remaster at the very least.
That's all we know about the release of another The Witcher game so far, but we are certain that we'll learn more about the game in 2022. We'll be sure to update this space when we know more, so don't forget to check back regularly. In the meantime, why not try romance women as Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, or check out the titles voice cast to see what they're up to.