The Witcher 4 is CD Projekt Red’s total bet: “to reach a new dimension”

More than one The Witcher is on the way...

The Witcher 4 is CD Projekt Red’s total bet: “to reach a new dimension”
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

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Few games are more beloved by the gaming community than The Witcher series. Based on the book saga of the White-Haired Witcher written by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, these games have been a success since their initial release back in 2007.

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With the rising popularity of the White Wolf, both CD Projekt Red and Netflix have propelled a series of video games and a show toward stardom, all sharing the same goal: telling the story of Geralt of Rivia.

During the latest earnings conference of the company held on November 28th, CD Projekt Red’s Chief Financial Officer, Piotr Nielubowicz, discussed how the studio plans to allocate revenues in the future following the successful release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and their best third quarter in history, as per their financial report.

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“We want to keep developing games and investing in them,” Nielubowicz asserts. “We aim to do this on an unprecedented scale in the history of our company, working on multiple projects simultaneously, something we’ve never done historically at this scale.”

Regarding what lies ahead for CDPR, CEO Adam Kiciński joined the discussion to say, “Polaris is one of our main priorities.” This is the upcoming game from The Witcher that will kick off a new saga for the series.

“But we have to consider that we’ve been in parallel development for some time, and that’s a strategic goal, being able to develop AAA games concurrently,” he continued. “While Polaris is a high priority, building the team in North America for Cyberpunk is of equal priority.”

“We’re also working on other projects, besides games within our franchises,” he continued. “We don’t have anything to announce at the moment, but we’ve been working on them for quite some time, and the time will come to share some details about them.”

Of course, there was time to talk about the remake of the first Witcher: “Canis Majoris, a very special project. We know the game very well because it’s The Witcher 1, but at the same time, we want to remake it with all the new technology and designs we’re preparing for Polaris.”

CDPR has also confirmed that almost 330 developers are currently working on The Witcher 4, which accounts for slightly less than 50% of the staff. This number is expected to increase to over 400 next year.

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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