CD Projekt Thinks The Witcher Will Exist Beyond Geralt's Trilogy

by Brian Shea on Nov 09, 2017 at 11:32 AM

The third game in The Witcher series finally broke the franchise out into the mainstream. Unfortunately, it was just in time for main character Geralt's trilogy to wrap up. In a recent interview, CD Projekt president and CEO Adam Kiciński said the developer, who still owns the IP, could potentially explore stories in the world beyond that of Geralt's.

According to the Stefa Inwestorow interview, which was translated by IGN Poland and reported on by IGN, Kiciński said that though Geralt's trilogy has come to a close, the developer will probably return to the series because it would disappoint people if they didn't at some point. CD Projekt recently released a Witcher spin-off in Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, and is currently working on its long-anticipated title Cyberpunk 2077.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt took home Game Informer's 2015 Game of the Year award, and its massive expansion, Blood and Wine, grabbed our 2016 RPG of the Year award.

[Source: Stefa Inwestorow via IGN]


Our Take
It would be foolish for CD Projekt to not return to The Witcher series given how popular its third entry has proven to be. If the company wanted to keep the story local to Geralt's inner circle, the supporting cast of the original trilogy is full of interesting characters who could easily lead a game. However, the continent where The Witcher takes place is expansive and full of stories just waiting to be told, so it wouldn't be a shock if the developer chose to pursue other narrative threads completely removed from that network of characters. Either way, we probably won't know the direction CD Projekt will take for a long, long time.