CD Projekt Red has confirmed four new games in the future for its popular ‘The Witcher’ series as the company aims to expand the fantasy series.
According to the details, the entries include a new trilogy codenamed Polaris, a full-fledged role-playing game called Canis Majoris, and Sirius, which finally brings a multiplayer component to ‘The Witcher’ franchise.
The next three launches in CD Projekt Red’s pipeline will belong to ‘The Witcher’ franchise, with pre-production underway on two projects.
The Witcher Polaris
Built on the legacy of ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’, Polaris is the beginning of a new saga in the series and further expands upon the AAA open-world storytelling.
It is pertinent to mention that the new Witcher Trilogy is intended to be released over the next six-year period, following the launch of the first in the series.
The company says that it has a solid plan on how the achieve this target. “Both the second and third instalments will, in technological terms, benefit from the groundwork laid during the development of Polaris,” said CD Projekt Red president and CEO Adam Kiciński.
This would apparently help smoothen the development process, with ample free-to-use assets in the latter games. The publisher had previously unveiled the first of the said saga, earlier this year, stating that it will be ditching its in-house RED Engine toolkit for Unreal Engine 5.
The Witcher Sirius
The next in line will be ‘The Witcher Sirius’ that will be developed by Boston-based The Molasses Flood Studio with direct support frtom the CD Projekt Red team. “It will differ from our past productions, in the sense that it is targeted at a broader audience,” Kiciński explained.
Furthermore, this installment, which is currently in pre-production, adds the multiplayer element to ‘The Witcher’ franchise. However, a single-player campaign will be at the core of the Project Sirius.
The Witcher Canis Majoris
The final project, codenamed ‘Canis Majoris’ will be another full-fledged story-driven open-world ‘The Witcher’ game that will be created by unnamed team headed by “experienced developers who have worked on ‘The Witcher’.
In other news, CD Projekt Red has also announced a sequel to its dystopian future-set Cyberpunk 2077, codenamed ‘Orion’ and the project is still in early development.
However, the project aims to take ‘Cyberpunk’ franchise further and continue harnessing the potential of this dark future universe.