The promise has been made.
If you’re like me, you’re still spending the occasional moment thinking about The Witcher 3. Geralt is clearly not going anywhere after finally setting the world ablaze in the third entry in the Witcher franchise. For a while we’ve known that the developer behind The Witcher has moved on to another massive project entitled Cyberpunk 2077. Between this new title and the ongoing free-to-play card game Gwent it seemed safe to assume CD Projekt Red was pretty busy. Turns out they were even busier.
Announced inside of a board report, CD Projekt Red is working on a “triple-A story-driven RPG.” This is another separate game being developed alongside Cyberpunk 2077. Both games have a release time frame of 2017-2021, a frustrating amount of time. I’d assume this is to protect both games so that in case one falls behind, the other can fill in the release gap. If all goes according to plan Cyberpunk would come out first either this year or next, then we’ see a ramp up towards this new title.
We do know this title won’t be The Witcher 4. CD Projekt Red has been adamant they won’t be returning to Geralt’s world so soon. However it doesn’t necessarily rule out the chance that, after Cyberpunk ships, the team wants some more Geralt bathtub in their life (who wouldn’t?).
Hopefully we see more of Cyberpunk 2077 soon and get some hints about what might be in store for CD Projekt Red’s future.