The Witcher 4 will be the very first game in a second Witcher saga – is this the beginning of a brand new trilogy?
The Witcher 4 Will Be the Very First Game in a Second Witcher Saga
CD Projekt is now planning to develop many new Witcher games beyond the Witcher 4 as it now plans to expand the series into a second saga or stage.
CEO Adam Kicinski speaking in regards to the Witcher 4 during the latest earnings call of CD Projekt laid out the studio’s plans for the series. And while the next Witcher title is very much in its early days, the publisher already is thinking about the sequels in the pipeline.
“There will be a new saga,” Kiciński said. “Now, we are pre-producing the first game of this saga, but we have in mind more than one. The first saga was three games, so now we are thinking about more than one game.”
CD Projekt Confirmed That the Game Will Be Starting Off a New Saga in the Franchise
CD Projekt when announcing The Witcher 4 confirmed that the game will be starting off a new saga in the franchise.’ The comments of kicinski here totally go in line with that tease, but it however also gives users a better look into what the new saga will be looking like.
And rather than just being a new gaming title with many expansions or a new mainline title with other small spin-offs, the second saga will be inclusive of many other fully-fledged games. It just might be that a fresh trilogy is on the cards with Kicinski drawing up comparisons between this second upcoming Witcher saga and the first.
The Single Teaser Image Has Been Released For The Witcher 4
There are still many directions that this possible trilogy could go, but at least one important mystery has already been solved. The single teaser image that’s been released so far for The Witcher 4 reveals a medallion that is buried in the snow. And not just any type of medallion, as it turns out, but a pendant in the shape of a Lynx, all but thus confirming the upcoming game will be focusing on a brand new Witcher school.
In other aspects during the earnings call, it was reiterated that The Witcher 4 will be built using Unreal Engine 5 rather than CD Projekt’s in-house REDengine that powered Cyberpunk 2077. Game director Jason Slama however has said that the team decided to move over to Epic’s top-of-the-line system after seeing the really impressive live demo.
What to Do While You Wait On The Witcher 4
While the Witcher 4 might just be many years away, you shouldn’t really have to wait for so long to get your monster-hunting, European folklore fix as another brilliant Witcher card game has been released this year, and also the Witcher 3’s PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade is now expected to hit shelves in the later part of 2022.