Though we hoped for it, The Witcher 4 won't be announced at Witchercon. Until it was confirmed, we could not believe what the Gwent cards said. Instead of leveraging the hype, Netflix itself decided to dash everyone's hopes ahead of time.
An online event called WitcherCon will take place on July 9 from CD Projekt Red and Netflix. Netflix released a statement on its website to let everyone down softly, "In case you're wondering, no new Witcher game will be announced at WitcherCon, but there are still lots of reasons to tune in!"
The Witcher 4 at WitcherCon? Please?
Not even if we said pretty please. As an alternative, attendees will be able to learn more about how The Witcher franchise has been turned into video games and TV, as well as participate in "interactive panels."
That's a consolation prize to not getting the sequel.
The last The Witcher installment from CD Projekt Red was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's DLC pack Blood and Wine in 2016. There were new characters, dangerous monsters, armor, weapons in the expansion, and a new Gwent deck of cards. As well as the so-called Mutations, the game introduced new gameplay mechanics, such as armor dyeing.
On release, The Witcher 3 was hailed as one of the top open-world titles of the decade and has been critically acclaimed ever since. It's clear that they are reluctant to announce anything too soon, probably due to their past early releases. As well as The Witcher, CD Projekt Red launched the highly controversial Cyberpunk 2077 at the end of 2020.
There was a lot going on with Cyberpunk 2077's launch, but here's an excellent place to start: Will The Cyberpunk 2077 Leak Be Referenced In The Lawsuit This Month?
In addition, there is the Netflix show that is probably the focus of WitcherCon. I suppose WitcherCon will not be about the games that made the series so famous. It's a shame, but we're hopeful that WitcherCon will be something extraordinary.