CD Projekt Red Invests Heavily in The Witcher 4, Targeting a 2025 Release

In March 2022, this studio confirmed that it was working on a fourth game in the series, and that it would not have a number in the official title

by Sededin Dedovic
CD Projekt Red Invests Heavily in The Witcher 4, Targeting a 2025 Release
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CD Projekt Red, a renowned Polish video game developer, is actively working on the long-awaited sequel to its acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. During its recent financial report, the company revealed some intriguing details regarding the development progress and release timeline of The Witcher 4, codenamed Project Polaris.

In March 2022, CD Projekt Red officially confirmed the existence of The Witcher 4, marking the next chapter in the fascinating saga of Geralt of Rivia. Interestingly, the company has departed from its traditional numerical naming scheme, opting for the codename "Project Polaris" to represent this new version.

Although specific details are still scarce, the developers have revealed that The Witcher 4 will be powered by Unreal Engine 5, the same engine used for their upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, Phantom Liberty. This decision reflects CD Projekt Red's commitment to using cutting-edge technology to deliver immersive and visually stunning gaming experiences.

All the workforce is working on the new The Witcher

A recent financial report revealed a significant milestone in the development of The Witcher 4. As of October 2023, nearly half of CD Projekt Red's entire workforce is dedicated to bringing this ambitious project to life.

While the game is still in development, CD Projekt Red has tentatively predicted a release date of the second half of 2025. This ambitious timeline is in line with the company's vision of The Witcher 4 as "the beginning of the second Witcher trilogy," suggesting that fans can expect a long and fulfilling a narrative journey.

Despite the excitement surrounding The Witcher 4, CD Projekt Red remains cautious about making any final commitments on the release. The company's past experiences, especially with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, have reinforced the importance of a thorough development process to ensure a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience.

Overall, development on The Witcher 4 is progressing steadily, with CD Projekt Red investing significant resources to deliver a game that lives up to the legacy of its predecessors. While an exact release date is still elusive, the projected timeframe for the second half of 2025 suggests that fans can eagerly await the return of Geralt of Rivia to the world of video games.