With the final expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt just around the corner, many are wondering what’s next on the cards for Geralt of Rivia, but the answer might be not what we want to hear.
According to Eurogamer who spoke with CD Projekt’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski, the future of The Witcher franchise may not be what we’ve hoped following the release of the Blood & Wine expansion.
When asked if the studio will be leaving the series for good, Iwinski replied by saying, “As we said before, never say never [but] right now it’s really Blood and Wine. This is the end. Blood and Wine is [the] closing and there won’t be any Witcher any time soon – if there ever will be one. And I would really like to see how people feel about it, if they will enjoy it.”
Of course, this could just be the developers trying to put us off the scent, as the company outlined a 6-year plan in which they mentioned a AAA RPG planned between 2017 and 2021, though this just speculation which has since been debunked by CD Projekt Red themselves saying:
“We are a publicly traded company so we cannot comment on that but I can assure you we are not working on another Witcher.”
For now it seems focus has been firmly placed on their next game, Cyberpunk 2077 which is set to launch at some point next year.