The Witcher 4 team grows to 400+ staff as development ramps up

The Witcher 4

CD Projekt RED has confirmed The Witcher 4 development is ramping up, with its team now making up the majority of their active workforce.

The Polish developer confirmed the fourth Witcher game now has over four hundred developers working on the sequel, 403 to be exact. The news was confirmed in their latest earnings report.

In comparison, the Cyberpunk 2077 team has shrunk down to a mere 17 staff, though that game has effectively been completed and won’t receive major new content releases.

CD Projekt’s other main upcoming titles: Project Orion (Cyberpunk sequel), Project Sirius (new Witcher spinoff), and Project Hadar (a new IP), all have 47, 37, and 20 staff, respectively. This means the new mainline Witcher game has the majority of all CD Projekt’s staff, though the game is only in pre-production.

Details on the new Witcher game have been scant since its announcement back in 2022, though we know it will start an entirely new trilogy of games. CD Projekt started ramping up development earlier this year with the goal of hitting a full scale team by the middle of this year.

While Cyberpunk 2077 went on to become a massive success for the company, it seems like they’re tripling down on their roots by making several Witcher games, including the aforementioned trilogy and even a remake of the original game.



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