Witcher fans shouldn’t abandon all hope of new games, as Game Director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz claims that he would love to do more content in the future.
Fans who are hoping for further installments in The Witcher franchise might be in luck, as Game Director for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, claims that he would love to continue working on the franchise.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, the director confirmed that the latest expansion, Blood and Wine, will be the last content developed for The Witcher 3. Mr Tomaszkiewicz also noted that the majority of CD Projekt RED have switched over to working on Cyberpunk 2077, a game set for release after 2017, something that he’d likely also be doing upon Blood and Wine‘s release. “Maybe I will get something new,” the director teased.
“Personally I hope that someday in the future we will do something more because I love the setting and I work on The Witcher games around 12 years right now,” he said. “But I don’t know what we will decided. The strategy plan they’ve got they will share with us soon. We’ll see.”
More Witcher content is surely not a bad thing in anyone’s eyes, judging by the amount of awards the game has picked up since release. Most recently taking the GDC’s Game of the Year spot, The Witcher 3 has been a hugely successful title for CD Projekt RED. Before the award-winning RPG’s release, the developers claimed that the adventure would be protagonist Geralt’s last, though this may have changed due to the sheer success that The Witcher 3 has had since then.
Senior writer Jakub Szamałek stated last year that good stories cannot be extended indefinitely, claiming that the latest Witcher game was “an appropriate finale” to Geralt’s story. However, The Witcher universe is a vast place, with a ton of interesting and unique NPCs that could take up the mantle of main character so fans shouldn’t discount the possibility of another iteration just yet.
In the mean time, Cyberpunk 2077 aims to be even more ambitious than its Witcher cousin. According to CD Projekt RED, the game will be a huge title with a magnitude much bigger than the already expansive Witcher series. Looking to make it a “truly outstanding game,” the studio claims that the upcoming title will be “even bigger, even better, even more revolutionary” than anything that has come before it.
It’s high praise and it’s hard to imagine anyone having issues with the studio’s decision to put the Witcher franchise on ice while it focuses its efforts on what sounds to be an incredible game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now and available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with its final expansion, Blood and Wine, set to release on May 31, 2016.