CD Projekt Red’s next major Witcher game, codenamed Polaris, will be out for at least three years according to studio president and general manager Adam Kiciński.
After the studio’s announcement that they plan to release new Witcher trilogy over six years starting with Polaris, Kiciński was asked in investors’ call when players can look forward to the next main game being released.
“For Polaris, we are preparing the technology. This is the first project to be released on the new engine, Unreal Engine 5, [so] “For this project, we definitely need some extra effort to implement this technology,” he said.
Kiciński went on to say that the second and third trilogy of new Witcher games will go much more smoothly since the platform has been created now. He was then asked, since two more “smooth” games to develop each would take an average of three years, whether it is reasonable to be certain that the next main game is more than three years away, Kiciński say yes.
Like Polaris was only announced in MarchHowever, three years may still be ahead of this assessment. Senior Vice President of Business Development Michał Nowakowski commented on the same call that, based on past experiences, creating a new game with new technology like CD Projekt Red is doing with Polaris usually takes four or five years, although this is not necessarily the case this time.
CD Projekt Red confirmed before the call that at least five new Witcher games will be released in the coming yearsalong with the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel and the studio’s first brand new IP-based game.
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In addition to Polaris and its two sequels, CD Projekt Red’s The Molasses Flood studio is working on a new Witcher game with multiplayer elements, and a currently unconfirmed third developer is creating one. Another “official Witcher game”.
However, very little is known about any of the games, with Polaris being the only game with some context behind it thanks to CD Projekt Red announced that it went into pre-production in Mayand that it is being developed using Unreal Engine 5.
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