Fans of The Witcher series will have to wait. CD Projekt Red is currently working on a Cyberpunk 2077 follow-up, but there is no Witcher 4 in sight.
Cyberpunk 2077 comes out next year as a single-player experience. We know it’ll also have Keanu Reeves, which basically means it will be the greatest game of all time.
But what about The Witcher, CD Projekt Red’s other successful video game franchise? Well, fans of that series will be disappointed to hear that the Polisher developers resources are almost entirely focused on Cyberpunk’s success.
In an interview with Polish financial site Bankier (because CD Projekt Red is a HUGE deal in Poland, it even gets the attention of financial websites), CDPR President Adam Kiciński said that pre-orders for Cyberpunk 2077 are “very strong.” He also outlined the five projects that CD Projekt Red is currently working on.
First is Cyberpunk 2077, the main single-player experience that has been teased for years. Second is another Cyberpunk-related project and will be a big game that’s set in the same universe.
For more on what this could be, we turn to CDPR Vice-President Piotr Nielubowicz, who confirmed that this second project will "also be in the 'cyberpunk' universe, and we're already working on it and treating it as a really big and innovative project for us.” Which certainly sounds like a sequel before the first game has even hatched, but maybe pre-sales were extremely good for Cyberpunk.
The third project, according to Eurogamer, is most likely Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer component. We suspect it will release after the main game does next April as a sort of add-on in the same way that GTA Online launched as an alternate game mode to GTAV.
Fourth is a team working on Gwint, CDPR’s Witcher-themed card game, while the fifth project is an unannounced game. That could be The Witcher 4, but if so, it’s a long way out. Cyberpunk 2077’s follow up game is scheduled to arrive at the end of 2021, so any possible Witcher game would have to wait until 2022 at the absolute earliest.