CD Projekt Crimson has occur a extensive way since it shipped the authentic Witcher activity in 2007. 15 decades afterwards the studio has developed to span two continents and deliver not just various franchises, but numerous games inside of those franchises at as soon as.
While we realized it was organizing to acquire two online games at the same time going forward, the Poland-primarily based developer kicked down the doors of the AAA gaming house in October 2022 as it introduced 4 new Witcher online games, a new Cyberpunk, and yet another, brand name new project all at once.
The explosion of info has led to some challenging thoughts although, with a lot of numbers and orders, and schedules getting thrown around. CD Projekt Red’s up coming a few releases will be Witcher game titles, for instance, but these usually are not the new Witcher trilogy. Baffling!
To retain on leading of issues, IGN has put jointly this list of each and every CD Projekt Red game currently in improvement, as perfectly as what we know about the launch timeline. The developer also mentioned it is opening alone up to partnerships with exterior studios for mobile games primarily based on its franchises, but as absolutely nothing specific has been announced however, these would not be on the listing.
Most games presently just have codenames (which are named soon after stars, due to the fact CD Projekt Pink is “reaching for the stars”), but we’ve also defined in plainer conditions what every game truly is.
Every CD Projekt Crimson Game In Development
Polaris, aka The Witcher 4
CD Projekt Pink confirmed that a new Witcher activity that would mark the beginning of a new saga was in improvement in March 2022, and even though it is not formally known as The Witcher 4, this a person can be thought of as the accurate up coming Witcher video game.
Afterwards revealed to be codenamed Polaris, the new match won’t be released until eventually 2025 at the earliest as it only entered pre-creation in Could 2022. It is really also remaining created in Unreal Engine 5, a new endeavor for CD Projekt Red that is essentially demanding them to create anything from the ground up and establish a new foundation for its video games likely forward. It will, having said that, be a single of the upcoming two online games released by CD Projekt Pink.
There aren’t any actual tale information on Polaris so significantly, while we know it will be the first game in a new trilogy and its teaser images clearly show a Witcher medallion depicting a Lynx, resulting in numerous to speculate that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Ciri will be the new protagonist (as Geralt is formally out of the picture).
The past tidbit of details on Polaris is that CD Projekt Red’s Jason Slama will be directing it. Slama most a short while ago was sport director of Gwent: The Witcher Card Recreation and has promised no crunch will choose place at the studio adhering to its Cyberpunk 2077 controversy.
Sirius, The Molasses Flood Match
A further Witcher match, codenamed Sirius, is in improvement at The Molasses Flood, the developer of The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow which was purchased by CD Projekt Purple in Oct 2021. It is the only other activity, together with Polaris, that’s currently in growth underneath CD Projekt Red’s umbrella (outdoors of the Cyberpunk 2077 enlargement), nevertheless it is continue to in pre-creation.
The activity will have one-participant aspects like a tale and quests but will also mix in multiplayer parts, with CD Projekt Pink confirming explicitly that players will be able to enjoy jointly. Although Sirius is established in the Witcher universe and is staying produced with guidance from CD Projekt Pink, nevertheless, it would not abide by the open up-planet RPG formulation of possibly Polaris or The Witcher 3.
It is as an alternative “specific at a broader audience”, and even though we don’t know exactly what that indicates, CD Projekt Red’s Michał Nowakowski claimed it is “unquestionably not a scaled-down game” and “certainly not a mobile match”. It is as an alternative looking to bring in individuals who are intrigued in the Witcher franchise, perhaps mainly because of the Netflix demonstrate or guides, but aren’t fascinated in taking part in a “hardcore roleplaying recreation” he added.
No additional specifics ended up shared, but we can confirm from a variety of work listings from The Molasses Flood that Sirius will most likely characteristic stylized artwork and some type of procedurally generated stages with leveling up and a overcome program, maybe suggesting a survival or rogue-like sport. It is really unclear when we’ll discover out more, but Sirius will be one of the subsequent 3 online games to be introduced from CD Projekt Purple.
Canis Majoris, A further Open up Entire world Witcher RPG
Polaris is kicking off yet another trilogy of traditional Witcher online games but these will never be the only “comprehensive-fledged” entries on the horizon. Canis Majoris is the codename for a further AAA, tale-pushed Witcher RPG, but this a person is only becoming printed by CD Projekt Red.
A at present unknown developer, led by business veterans who have worked on prior Witcher online games, will as an alternative create a new entry in Unreal Engine 5 making use of the identical toolset as Polaris. CD Projekt Crimson president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński verified that Canis Majoris will arrive right after Polaris as a consequence, that means it’s also at minimum a few yrs absent, and very likely additional.
Nevertheless we don’t know who’s generating it at the instant, we know who just isn’t. Rebel Wolves – a studio formed by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s activity director and numerous other previous CD Projekt Pink staff members – verified that it is not the mysterious studio behind the spin-off following it was hounded by fans who expected its own AAA darkish fantasy to be the new Witcher recreation.
Marcin Jefimow was also anticipated (as a CD Projekt Pink government producer who remaining the organization in September 2022) but he confirmed to IGN that neither he or his new workforce are associated. We may perhaps not have far too very long to wait ahead of the mystery studio is uncovered even though, as Kiciński also commented that CD Projekt Purple will share more “shortly, seriously before long”.
Orion, the Cyberpunk 2077 Sequel
Irrespective of making crystal clear in the earlier that extra Cyberpunk online games would be on the way, CD Projekt Red officially confirmed its ideas for a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 in Oct 2022. Codenamed Orion, the video game is not in advancement nevertheless as it very first requires “even more advancement of the crew”, anything that CD Projekt Pink is using very seriously as it fully expands into the U.S.
Aptly titled CD Projekt Purple North America, this official new studio will be dependent in Boston (future to but separate from The Molasses Flood) but also encompass its Vancouver crew that was acquired in March 2021.
CD Projekt Purple North The usa will be the headlining studio behind the progress of Orion, and while some talent such as Cyberpunk 2077’s lead quest designer Paweł Sasko is shifting above from Poland, a sizeable wave of employing is anticipated as CD Projekt Red’s CFO Piotr Nielubowicz commented that it can be “harmless to believe” it will have to have between 350 to 500 developers to produce Orion.
Hadar, CD Projekt Red’s First Unique IP
CD Projekt Red has formally begun get the job done on its individual, initial IP just after developing video games for existing attributes for near to 20 a long time. Quite little was reported about what this recreation, codenamed Hadar, will be, but it truly is been in thought for a few many years and official early conceptual work began in late 2021.
Hadar is possible several years and several years absent, nonetheless, possibly even the furthest away of all the CD Projekt Purple video games that we at this time know about, as the basis of the new environment is nonetheless in a inventive exploration phase. There is no recommendation as to what it will be about, but CD Projekt Crimson has remained committed to its branding of getting a studio that makes AAA, tale-pushed RPGs, indicating Hadar will most likely tumble into that group.
The studio has explained it strategies to involve multiplayer features in most of its long run titles as well, however, and its have IP may be the great put to investigate this principle without the need of restrictions.
The Currently Unnamed Witcher 5 and 6
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The only video games confirmed with no codenames, the Witcher 5 and 6 (for lack of formal titles) were being the last two video games confirmed by CD Projekt Pink in Oct 2022. Very minimal was claimed about the games, however they’ll wrap up the new Witcher trilogy that commences with Polaris, and similarly can be considered as mainline Witcher online games.
The trilogy marks a new saga for the Witcher as it moves on from its former protagonist Geralt, whose tale was wrapped up across the unique Witcher textbooks from Andrzej Sapkowski and the first trilogy of Witcher games.
We don’t know much else further than what has now been mentioned about Polaris, but CD Projekt Red has at minimum supplied a plan for these remaining two video games. It at the moment ideas to release them the two within just 6 decades of Polaris, which means a new Witcher trilogy video game would be produced each and every 3 years on typical.
It really is mysterious when Polaris will kick things off, of training course, but supplied that it will not be released right up until at the very least 2025, the new trilogy will prolong into at the very least 2031. Though three game titles in six years looks bold, CD Projekt Purple is at this time performing on generating the trilogy’s foundations within just Unreal Engine 5 that will be made use of across all 3, indicating the latter two will be slightly a lot easier to acquire.
CD Projekt Purple also unveiled the very first a few Witcher video games across 8 yrs with a portion of its recent development abilities, with the first launching in 2007 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt wrapping up the trilogy in 2015.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.