The Witcher 4 Developer Says It’s More Than Sequel In New Clothing

CD Projekt Red promises The Witcher 4 will be more than a reskin of the previous game.
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It looks like CD Projekt Red has a lot in mind for its next game, The Witcher 4. Although many details are still unknown, recent updates from the developer provide some insight into what players can anticipate. They also let us know that the developer is actively considering where the game could go wrong and adjusting based on that.

In a recent financial update found by GameSpot, CD Projekt’s joint CEO Michał Nowakowski emphasized that The Witcher 4 will not be a mere rehash of The Witcher 3. The studio aims to take creative risks and venture into new territory with the highly anticipated sequel.

Nowakowski mentioned that the game will include “new gameplay elements and new mechanics” not seen in previous Witcher titles. While some fans may expect a familiar experience based on The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red highlights the significance of innovation and exploring new territory for the series.

“When it comes to the risks of innovative elements–making a new game is always a creative risk, especially since we’re trying to push new boundaries and explore new fields; that’s something we haven’t actually done before. This is a pretty broad paintbrush stroke, for sure, but I cannot go into too much detail without actually talking about the game per se. I guess what I’m saying is that you should not be expecting ‘The Witcher 3 in new clothing’ of sorts.”

Michał Nowakowski

Despite ambitious promises for changes, The Witcher 4 will continue the established foundations of its predecessors. However, the game will expand on past successes while aiming to present a new and innovative approach to the well-loved franchise. Essentially, what we’d hope for is a sequel in a successful series.

CD Projekt Red’s latest project, tentatively titled The Witcher 4 and codenamed Polaris, is reportedly in the advanced stages of development. Full production is anticipated to commence in the latter half of 2024. With a sizable team exceeding 400 individuals assigned to the project, it seems like it will be a significant release for the studio.

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