The inevitable is happening: CD Projekt Red has announced that it's now developing a new instalment in its The Witcher series. The last mainline Witcher title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, released in 2015 for PlayStation 4 — and it's being re-released on PS5 this summer.
The Polish developer states that this new game will be the beginning of "a new saga" in the Witcher franchise. This reiterates what we already know, with Geralt's story coming to an end in the aforementioned The Witcher 3.
This new Witcher title is being developed on Unreal Engine 5 in a "strategic partnership" with Epic Games. Interesting stuff, since CDPR's previous games — including the recent Cyberpunk 2077 — have utilised the studio's own in-house REDengine.
The artwork at the top of this article shows a Witcher's medallion partially buried in snow — and that's all we have to go on right now. There's no mention of a release window or platforms, but it's fair to assume that this new Witcher game is aiming for current-gen consoles and PC.
It's also worth noting that CDPR is still working on Cyberpunk 2077 as well. Expansions, additional DLC, and free updates are still on the cards for the open world RPG. But as previously reported, CDPR is a much bigger company than it was when Geralt's last hurrah hit almost seven years ago. It's suggested that the bulk of the developer's workforce will be on this newly announced project.
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