The Witcher 4 has finally been confirmed and work on the new action-adventure game will start soon. CD Projekt Red president Adam Kicińsk has said that they will start working on a new “Witcher” after Cyberpunk 2077 is released out in the stores. The team at the gaming studio has a relatively clear concept and it will be a totally new story.
After Cyberpunk 2077 releases, this is the focus going forward:
Team 1 – Add on content for Cyberpunk 2077
Team 2 – Multiplayer for Cyberpunk 2077, planned for 2022.
Team 3 – New single player RPG, 4 year dev time, implied to be in Witcher universe.
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Fans have been waiting for “The Witcher 4” ever since the Netflix series starring Henry Cavill streamed last year. The Witcher Season 1 has become one of the most viewed TV series of 2019 and the immense popularity led to the makers to develop another Witcher game. Here are more details on “The Witcher 4” release date, story, sequel continuity and effects of Netflix series in the development process.
The Witcher 4 Story Details and Sequel Continuity
The Witcher 4 story will be based on the books by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski who works have been the main motivation behind every Witcher media franchise. Adam Kicińsk also revealed that the next Witcher game will not be a sequel to the previous installment and have a separate story instead.
There are 8 novels in “The Witcher” series and only a few of the storylines have been taken over by the previous games. The Witcher 4 gameplay story has plenty of source materials and the latest standalone novel, “Season of Storms” would make an excellent Witcher game.
The Witcher 4 Development and Release Date
The Witcher 4 release date will take a few years as CD Projekt Red takes several years in game development. Cyberpunk 2077 launch has been delayed from April to September 2020 and even “The Witcher 3” release was delayed several times.
CDPR's next game will be the next game in The Witcher series. Development on it will begin after the launch of Cyberpunk 2077.
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But that doesn’t mean the gaming studio is lazy, the developers try their best to create a game that can be played for several years. Assuming the development starts at the end of this year, The Witcher 4 will take a minimum of 3-4 years and will launch around the year 2023-24.