A recent release from popular Polish developer CD Projekt Red revealed more than half of its development teams are actively engaged with the next Witcher game right now. The studio just put out the first DLC for Cyberpunk 2077, Phantom Liberty, and the long-awaited follow-up to the modern fantasy classic The Witcher 3 might be arriving sooner than many have predicted.
Cyberpunk 2077 has become an increasingly praised hit for CD Projekt Red in recent years, but the game that undoubtedly launched the studio into stardom was The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Fans of the fantasy RPG based on the popular book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski have been waiting for any news regarding the next installment of the series. That news recently arrived via a small detail from CD Projekt Red.
The Witcher 4 Development
The revelation about the next Witcher‘s development came in the latest CD Projekt Red earnings report. The report is full of promising news for the studio, including Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty selling more than four million copies in the two months since its launch, but the news about how much of the studio is actively working on the next Witcher flies by relatively unnoticed.
A graph within the earnings report showcases what percentage of the studio’s development teams have been assigned to which projects throughout 2023. Since November, the majority of these teams have been assigned to the development of the next Witcher game, which the report codenames “Polaris” but many fans are naturally calling The Witcher 4.
The exact timeline on when more information about the game can be expected remains unknown. It seems fair to say many fans would prefer CD Projekt Red take its time with the next Witcher game to avoid a launch situation similar to what happened with Cyberpunk 2077. The studio has been working hard to regain its reputation after that flub and is likely taking that mindset into the development of its next major release.