Blood and Wine marks the final content for The Witcher 3

From here on out, all hands at CD Projekt will be busy building Cyberpunk 2077... and, perhaps, another project developed in tandem.


Soak up all that Blood and Wine when the expansion for The Witcher 3 drops on May 31—the last drop will be the last, period.

In an interview with Eurogamer, game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz confirmed that "this is the last thing we deliver," he said, referring to Blood and Wine, "and we focus on Cyberpunk."

Note, however, that although Blood and Wine will be the final content-related release for The Witcher 3, patches will still be deployed as needed. "The first thing is that we try to fix as many bugs as we can for the second expansion and the main game, and we will release a patch before we release the expansion and maybe one later."

Tomaszkiewicz and 100 other people will migrate over to Cyberpunk 2077 as soon as Blood and Wine is released. However, he won't be taking point. Adam Badowski will take the wheel on Cyberpunk. What about Tomaszkiewicz?

"But maybe I will get something new," he said. "We'll see."

Developers from CD Projekt confirmed earlier this year that their goal is to have four different teams working on projects at once, likely to curtail the lengthy development cycles of games like The Witcher 3 and—barring some sort of game-design miracle—Cyberpunk 2077.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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