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CD Projekt to Develop New Single Player Game After Cyberpunk 2077, Possibly New Witcher Game

CD Projekt have announced that after the release of Cyberpunk 2077, they will begin work on a brand new single-player title, possibly a new The Witcher game.

Stooq reports that this was announced in a meeting with journalists, by CD Projekt’s president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński.

“We have already been working on another single player game, we have created a relatively clear concept that is waiting for further development. And this is already beginning to happen, although we do not want to spend time on it. Immediately after the work on ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ over the next title will kick off.”

(Translation: Google Translate)

Kiciński also stated they wished to create more games in The Witcher universe.

“Nothing has changed,” Kiciński stated. “We have two worlds and within these worlds we want to create games – therefore all the games planned so far are either ‘Witcher’ or ‘Cyberpunk.’ “

While other outlets have taken the above information to mean the next single-player title will be a The Witcher game, nothing in the Stooq article indicates this was confirmed by Kiciński.

Curiously, EuroGamer Poland– who cite Stooq- state the following:

“The preparation of the game – which, as Kiciński emphasizes, will not be called The Witcher 4 – will be handled by the smallest team of the Polish company. Two larger teams will be responsible for the network mode and additions to Cyberpunk 2077.”

(Translation: Google Translate)

While the original Stooq article does state the largest and second largest teams will work on additional features coming to Cyberpunk 2077, and the smallest team will work on “another large single player game,” at no point does Kiciński confirm it is a The Witcher title.

“After the debut of ‘Cyberpunk’, the largest CD Project production team is to work on the version of the multiplayer game (multiplayer), and the second largest is to create additions to the basic version of the game. The smallest team will start work on another large single player game.”

(Translation: Google Translate)

On the one hand, with CD Projekt only currently planning The Witcher and Cyberpunk titles, it eliminates the possibilities if it was not confirmed to by a Cyberpunk title. Then again, their reluctance to confirm it being a The Witcher title also seems strange. Especially with the recent rise in popularity of the franchise.

With the recent live action Netflix series, and a discount on Steam of 70% off around December 2019, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt achieved a higher Windows PC player numbers than its launch week.

Even the original books have been affected, with author and creator of The Witcher Andrzej Sapkowski currently being Amazon’s number 1 author– above Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling. This also comes just after Sapkowski and CD Projekt Red had announced they were solidifying their relationship with a new agreement, after a tenuous year prior.

We will keep you informed as we learn more.

Cyberpunk 2077 launches September 17th for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough hands-on preview for Cyberpunk 2077 from E3 2019 here.

Image: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt promotional image

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