CD Projekt introduced in October that The Witcher, the studio’s first game, might be getting a full remake. Followers desperate to see how Geralt’s videogame adventures bought began should be extra affected person than they possible anticipated, although, because the studio mentioned in its latest monetary outcomes Q&A that the remake will not be out till someday after the launch of The Witcher 4.
“[The Witcher remake] will come after Polaris, which is a consequence of how we take into consideration this mission,” CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński mentioned in response to a query concerning the remake launch timing. “We expect that [the] remake might be based mostly in huge half on applied sciences from Polaris. So, it is going to be developed partially parallel to Polaris, however as soon as Polaris is launched, every thing for Polaris might be then within the ultimate form and it is going to be, partially, be produced in [the] remake.”
“Polaris” is CD Projekt’s codename for the following Witcher game, which we name The Witcher 4 regardless that the studio doesn’t. It was introduced in March with a minimal of element besides that it is going to be developed utilizing Unreal Engine 5 fairly than CD Projekt’s personal Pink Engine; it does not appear to be Geralt might be concerned, or a minimum of will not be the central character, and actually it seems that the game will give attention to a wholly totally different faculty of witchers, probably one created particularly for the game fairly than being drawn from Andrzej Sapkowski’s fiction.
The Witcher 4 would be the begin of an all-new Witcher trilogy, however there is no signal of a launch date but, and pre-production solely started in the summertime. CD Projekt indicated in its most up-to-date monetary report that fewer than 1 / 4 of its builders are at present engaged on The Witcher 4—the majority of the studio’s sources stay dedicated to Cyberpunk 2077 and its upcoming growth, Phantom Liberty.
Kiciński additionally touched on Sirius, the codename for the Witcher spinoff game being developed by Flame within the Flood studio The Molasses Flood, though he did not have a lot to share. “We aren’t guiding anyhow, something about [the] design of this game,” he mentioned. “So, we aren’t speaking concerning the dimension or what kind of game it’s. We simply mentioned that the design is to be accessible for [a] broader viewers, and that is it.”
Whereas he wasn’t prepared to speak a lot about Sirius, Kiciński did clarify his reluctance, saying that CD Projekt is making ready for “the best second” to speak about it. CD Projekt mentioned in March 2021 that in contrast to the years-long advertising marketing campaign for Cyberpunk 2077 (which was elongated even additional than deliberate by quite a few delays), trailers and demos for future video games wouldn’t be shared till they have been “a lot nearer” to launch, and apparently it is sticking to that technique.
“Because the product could be very totally different from something we’ve launched thus far, we’ve to ensure that avid gamers first will perceive correctly what the game is about,” Kiciński mentioned. So, that is why we aren’t saying something, and we aren’t describing what kind of game and how much dimension of the game it’s.”
CD Projekt has supplied a (very huge open) window for The Witcher 4 (and different video games), saying in October that it plans to place out all three video games within the new Witcher trilogy inside six years of Polaris’s launch. Personally, I believe the chances of that truly taking place are roughly zero.