Earlier today, CD Projekt Red revealed the slides from its fall call for investors. While we were hoping to learn a bit more about the future of Cyberpunk 2077, and maybe even get a release date for the next-gen port of The Witcher 3, we got much, much more than that. In addition to details on both projects, the studio also lifted the lid on a collection of titles big enough to keep fans busy for a decade or more. From multiple Witcher games to a new IP and some high-profile studio stunts, here’s everything CDPR just announced.
The Witcher 4 Trilogy
Arguably top of the list is CD Projekt Red’s confirmation that The Witcher 4 (known internally as Project Polaris) It will be the first game of a trilogy. We already knew it would be part of a “multi-game saga”, but Polaris has now been officially described as the start “of a new Witcher trilogy”.
That fourth game, unveiled earlier this year featuring a unique Witcher medallion believed to represent a lynx, is said to be in pre-production, but all three games currently “aim to be delivered within a six-year period after that.” of the launch of Polaris”. There’s no word yet on the Witcher 4 release date, but this means we should see The Witcher 5 arrive three years after its release, with The Witcher 6 three years after that.
Project Sirius is a new project developed by The Molasses Flood (of The Flame in the Flood fame) and supported by CDPR. It is described as “an innovative take on The Witcher universe” that will tell an “unforgettable story” for new and existing Witcher fans. It’s still in pre-production, which means it’s going to be quite a long way off. What we do know, however, is that it will offer multiplayer gameplay in addition to a single-player experience, which is something new for the series as a whole (except for Gwent, of course).
Canis Majoris Project
canis majoris is the most enigmatic game we learned today. Described as a “story-driven, single-player, open-world RPG set in The Witcher universe,” we know little more than one key detail. Like Sirius, it’s being developed externally, not by CD Projekt Red. Instead, a group of former Witcher developers are working on Canis Majoris, Latin for ‘Greater Dog’.
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The Witcher 3 on PS5 and Xbox Series X will be released later this year. It was rumored that he would sneak down today., but that has not happened at all. Instead, CDPR says it’s “still planned” for this year, though it doesn’t give the next-gen port duo a date.
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We already knew that the big expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 is called Phantom Liberty, which was revealed earlier this year with the trailer above. Sadly today didn’t provide much of an update on that front, but now we know it’s in the final stages of production, which may well mean it’s closer to being dropped than we initially thought. However, all CDPR is saying for now is a loose 2023.
Project Orion will be a complete cyberpunk 2077 sequel. CDPR says that it will “demonstrate the full power and potential of the Cyberpunk universe”, seemingly positioning the game as a way to expand on the original title and paint over the problems it faced after its release. The studio hasn’t commented on the status of the sequel, but we can reasonably assume it’s in pre-production at best. After all, about half of the Cyberpunk team is currently working on Phantom Liberty, and CDPR acknowledged that Orion “will require hard work, dedication, and further growth from the team,” including CDPR’s plans to open an America-based studio. from North. .
Right at the bottom of today’s list was hadar project, a third IP “other than The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077”. It is still only in the “conceptual phase”, which implies pre-pre-production, with only a “small strike team” currently working on it. CDPR says that it has been working on Hadar, the studio’s first original IP, since late 2021, but there is currently absolutely nothing else to go on about this mysterious new project.
Departure of CDPR CEO
CD Projekt co-founder and CEO Marcin Iwiński will step down from his previous role to start a “new personal chapter” as chairman of the supervisory board by the end of 2022. The announcement came via an official statement posted on Twitter with a message from Iwiński, who founded the company almost 30 years ago with Michal Kicinski. “In my new non-executive role, I will remain active and engaged, devoting my attention to supporting the entire board of directors,” said Iwiński. “I’ll also stay connected to the core of what makes us special, which is making the best narrative games in the world and doing what’s right for players.”