CD Project Red has recently held an investor’s conference regarding the future of their company as well as their upcoming projects. One of them is Cyberpunk 2077 and development work on it is currently at an advanced stage as revealed by CDPR Founder Marcin Iwiński.
There were also some interesting comments on the future of the Witcher series. These all but confirm that a potentially brand new Witcher game might be in development at CD Project Red. Iwiński did confirm that they are working on a second unannounced AAA project along with Cyberpunk 2077, so could this project by the brand new Witcher game. Here is what he had to say regarding the future of the series, courtesy of NeoGAF.
Your current valuation of 7 billion PLN is mostly thanks to the success of The Witcher series, don’t you think that if you announced Witcher 4, your valuation would be 10 billion or more?
Kiciński shrugged, and said: The Witcher was designed as a trilogy. Trilogy cannot have a fourth part, however we like that world very much. We have invested 15 years of our lives and loads of money into it and we will probably think about it at some point. But please consider us as rational people, we sometimes have weird ideas, but overall our thinking is very rational. We have full rights to The Witcher games. They are ours. We have invested enormous funds into promoting it, and it’s a very strong brand. Answer your own question : )
– But there are also shareholders…
– Sure, but there’s also communication and that’s a trouble, that we have talking to you guys. We have to be very careful with our words, because what we tell you is also heard by the gamers. Obviously plenty of you are gamers as well, but what we tell gamers is part of the marketing campaign, so we can’t discuss certain things even though we know them already. We cannot reveal our full hand.
It will be interesting to see more about their second unannounced project. Judging from what has been said so far, we wouldn’t discount the possibly of it being another new Witcher game after all The Witcher 3 was a huge commercial and critical hit for CD Project Red.