Whether youve played Witcher or watched someone else play it, you can appreciate the fact that it is a great game. I have done both – watched and played. My cousin absolutely loves The Witcher, so much in fact, that he got a tatoo of the symbols for The Witcher!
While the third game was supposedly the last installment, CD Projekt Red has indeed confirmed that another Witcher game WILL be coming. Not sure when, but rumors seem to date it at 2019 maybe 2020.
CEO Martin Iwinksi has said:
“We definitely are not annualizing a franchise or anything–it’s about the experience…The world of The Witcher is gigantic and it’s great to tell these stories,”
“It’s too early to talk about it, but it’s not like we’re forgetting about this brand,” he said on Polish TV station TVN24 BiS. “It wouldn’t be fair towards the fans. We work within this universe for over a dozen years now and I don’t think it’s going to be the end of it.”
The last installment was The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt which was released on May 2015.
“Played in an open world with a third-person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who seeks to find his adopted daughter on the run from the “Wild Hunt”, an otherworldly force determined to capture and utilize her powers. Throughout the game, players battle against the world’s many dangers using weapons and magic, interact with various non-player characters, and complete main story quests, side quests, monster contracts, and treasure hunts to acquire experience points and gold used to increase Geralt’s various abilities and gear. The game’s central story features multiple endings that are determined by Geralt’s choices made by the player during certain points of the story.”
All of the games have revolved around Geralt Of Rivia. He is a fan favorite, but as most of you know Geralts story is pretty much done. Knowing that, Witcher 4 would most likely revolve around a new hero. I actually really liked Geralt a lot so I simply cannot picture anyone taking his place, but who knows, maybe someone else will come along that we will like even more.
In the meantime, CD Projekt Red is developing a new game called Cyberpunk 2077. If you havent heard of this game yet you can see the trailer and a description below.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a role-playing video game played from either a first-person or third-person perspective. It is set in an open world metropolis called Night City. The game will feature non-English speaking characters. Players who do not speak the languages can buy translator implants to better comprehend them; depending on the advancement of the implants, the quality of translations will vary, with more expensive implants rendering more accurate translations. “Braindance”, a digital recording device streamed directly into the brain, allows the player character to experience the emotions, brain processes and muscle movements of another person as though they were their own.
As you can clearly see from that video and read from the description; this is a VERY different game and genre than The Witcher. So far Cyberpunk 2077 has been confirmed for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game has no release date so far. CD Projekt Red has sort of stuck with the “it’ll be done when its done” line. But most people are saying that it will be released probably between 2017 and 2021, but most likely between 2018 and 2019. So we still have a ways to go before any of that comes to light.
Will they be working on Cyrberpunk 2077 at the same time as Witcher 4? Probably! But, chances are they will have 2 different dev teams developing the games.
In the meantime, if you want to hold yourself over for awhile and play some of the old Witcher games you can find some links below.
Wild Hunt Complete Edition – PlayStation 4 Complete Edition
Wild Hunt Complete Edition – PC
Wild Hunt Complete Edition – Xbox One
Wild Hunt – Expansion Pass – Xbox One Digital Code
Wild Hunt – Expansion Pass – PlayStation 4 [Digital Code]
Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone [Online Game Code]
Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone – PlayStation 4 [Digital Code]
Wild Hunt – PlayStation 4 [Digital Code]
The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition
The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition Xbox 360
Complete List can be found here. There are a ton of different editions, different platforms, as well as collectible editions as well. So its definitely something to take a look at. Also, if you have all the games you can see how the graphics and the game play controls have changed over time. I went from playing Wild Hunt and just for old times sake went back to Assassins Of Kings and I was blown away at how much this game has changed!