All of CD Projekt RED’s upcoming Witcher games explained

2022 is a big year for CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher franchise. We just didn’t get a next-gen update to the series The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC and consoles, but the studio also announced the future of the franchise, including a new main trilogy and a remake of the game’s story. The Witcher 1. We present here the details of what awaits you:

The new Witcher trilogy aka ‘Polaris’ and its two sequels.

For example Polaris 1 o The Witcher 4 will be released in 2026, so CDPR’s goal is to release The Witcher 6 by 2032.

“This is a bold statement,” said CDPR’s President and Co-CEO. Adam Kicinsky, “because we are talking about three full-scale productions, but we really meant it and we have a plan to achieve it. »

As for the main character, time or place, absolutely nothing is known about Polaris or the film’s crew. The Witcher 4as some prefer to call it. For now, we only have a teaser image of the lynx-like Sorcerer’s Medallion.

Finally, we also know the director of the new saga of the witcher: Sebastian Kalembawho announced his participation on Twitter. Kalemba worked The Witcher 3 as lead animator and in Cyberpunk 2077 as head of animation and animation director.

New career: I am directing the new Witcher saga. Since I joined @CDPROJEKTRED I believe nothing is impossible and raising the bar, telling emotional stories & creating worlds is our reason for being. I am proud to be a part of CDPR and work with such a talented and passionate team.

The Witcher 1 remake aka ‘Canis Majoris’.

Another very exciting item on CD Projekt RED’s menu is a highly anticipated remake of the first Witcher game, released in 2007. This project is codenamedCanis Majoris‘.

The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. This is the first game we’ve done, and it’s a big moment for us. Coming back to this place and remaking the game for the next generation of players to experience is just as important, if not more so,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio at CDPR.

Few details have been revealed about this game, but it will be open-world, unlike the semi-open world of the original. According to CDPR, it’s an “open-world, single-player, story-driven RPG, a modern re-imagining of the 2007 game. The Witcher. »

We are pleased to announce that, in collaboration with @Fools_TheoryWe are currently working on a remake of The Witcher using Unreal Engine 5 (code name: Canis Majoris)!
We want to fix this, so be patient – it will be a while before we can share more details.

Like Polaris, The Witcher 1 will also be developed using Unreal Engine 5. Unlike The Witcher 4it will not be produced directly by CDPR, but by another Polish studio. The crazy theory which has many Witcher and CDPR veterans and has worked on games like Baldur’s Gate 3, Outriders, Gord and many more.

That said, CDPR will provide ‘full creative oversight’ for the following games. The Witcher 1 Therefore they are always too involved.

“Working with Fool’s Theory on this project is equally exciting, because some of the people working there have been involved in The Witcher games before. They know the source material very well, they know how many players are waiting for this remake, and they know how to make amazing, ambitious games. And while it’ll be a while before we’re ready to say more about the game, I know the wait will be worth it.

Single/multiplayer game by Molasses Flood aka ‘Sirius’.

The fifth game is a bit of a mystery because it’s not clear what it actually is. code nameSiriusThe new game is developed by the American game studio Molasses Flood It differs from previous Witcher games in that it is aimed at a wider audience and features a multiplayer experience in addition to the single-player campaign.

Sirius is a code name for a game developed by @molassesfloodThis game is set in the universe of The Witcher and was created with the support of CDPR. It will be different from our previous productions, offering multiplayer gameplay in addition to a single-player experience with a campaign with quests and a story

Again, nothing is known about the time period or setting of this game, other than the fact that it is set in the Witcher universe. The only thing that gives us a clue as to what kind of game this is is the previous games developed by Molasses Flood. Here are their trailers:

Here’s CDPR’s own breakdown of the manpower behind its projects that roughly shows how the forces are distributed. The most recent report is dated October 31, 2022. As you can see, most of the CDPR workforce is occupied by Cyberpunk 2077‘s phantom freedom DLC, scheduled for release in 2023.

After this release, we can assume that CDPR will enter a more active phase of development of the next Witcher game.

The future of the Witcher franchise at CDPR is certainly interesting with so many projects. Who knows, maybe they’ll even decide to create an animated series like Cyperpunk: Edgerunners? In any case, stay tuned for new information!

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