CD Projekt Red may return to The Witcher in the future

CDPR closed the book on Geralt's story in The Witcher 3, but that doesn't mean the studio is short on stories to tell.


Just because CD Projekt Red's developers parted ways with Geralt at the end of The Witcher 3 doesn't mean they're ready to set sail from the fantasy world created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

"Personally I hope that someday in the future we will do something more because I love the setting and I work on The Witcher games around 12 years right now," game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz confided to Eurogamer. "But I don't know what we will decided. The strategy plan they've [CD Projekt] got they will share with us soon. We'll see."

CDPR isn't done with Geralt just yet. A team of over 100 developers is putting the finishing touches on Blood and Wine, the second and final expansion content for Witcher 3, due out on May 31. After that, most of the team will hop over to Cyberpunk 2077, the Red studio's next major title.

And the studio has plans for a release in between Blood and Wine and Cyberpunk 2077, which is so far off no one at the studio dares even conjecture as to a publication date. Eurogamer noted that a financial presentation filed by CDPR teases "A new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio" under its 2016 plans.

As to a title or even the type of game alluded to—mobile, pen-and-paper, board game, VR, or a traditional console or PC game—CDPR predictably refused to clarify. Maybe next month's E3 trade show will reveal more.

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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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