Witcher 4 Is Now Fully in Development

News May 30, 2024, 8:09 pm

CD Projekt RED has officially announced that they are done working on Cyberpunk 2077 and moving to the next main entry in the witcher series. Apparently, as of February 29, 2024, only 17 people were still working on Cyberpunk. However, their most recent report shows that all of those employees have since left the Cyberpunk 2077 project. They’ve likely been reassigned to other teams within the company.

This means there will be no more DLCs or any further development of Cyberpunk 2077. the company is now fully focused on working on other titles.

400 people are now working on the development on the next installment in the massively popular Witcher series. The game, currently under the codename of The Witcher: Polaris, will be the first game of a new triolgy. This technically confirms The Witcher 4, 5, and 6.

One of the most significant aspects of this announcement is the shift from CD Projekt Red’s REDengine technology to Unreal Engine 5 for the development of this new Witcher game. Developers from CD PROJEKT RED will collaborate with Epic Games with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences.

Aside from project Polaris, the studio also announced that they are working on multiple big projects including the remake of the Witcher 1, the spin-off Witcher title code named Project Sirius and the upcoming sequel to Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt also reacted to the recent layoffs and adjustments in the gaming industry during this conference and expressed regret. According to the company, they have no plans for workforce adjustment and are trying to recruit new talented forces for their studios located in Boston and the United States. This will be done according to the company’s production plans.


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