When it comes to The Witcher, fans are definitely spoilt for choice. There is a Netflix show with Henry Cavill, animated projects, an upcoming prequel, and the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. Then we have the games from CD Projekt Red, and after a trilogy of adventures with Geralt, the unofficial The Witcher 4 has now entered the pre-production stage.
As shared in a new blog post, the studio has revealed that the research work for The Witcher 4 is now completed. This will basically allow the developers to start building out the game with a foundation of information that is set.
“We are very eager to revisit the universe which has shaped our history to such an extent,” said President Adam Kiciński in the post. “We have recently concluded the research phase for the first game in the new Witcher saga, which means that from now on further development expenditures will be capitalized on our balance sheet.”
We have no details about what the new adventure entails, but the prevailing theory is that with Geralt not in the picture, it might be Ciri’s turn to take on the mantle following the events of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The medallion being shown is that of a Lynx, which could very well be a Witcher school or a creature in the game.
Of course, going into pre-production now means that this will put The Witcher 4 several years away. and it is likely we won’t see the game anytime soon. After coming off the disastrous launch and subsequent missteps with Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red will not want the same thing to happen to their marquee franchise.