CD Projekt CEO Confirms Witcher Sequel.

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https://www.usgamer.net/articles/cd-projekts-ceo-confirms-another-witcher-sequel

"The first three Witchers were by definition a trilogy, so we simply could not name the next game 'The Witcher 4'. This does not mean, of course, that we will leave the world of The Witcher. The Witcher is one of two franchises on which to build the future activities of the company. Today, unfortunately, I can not reveal anything more."
 
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Here is my thing I think a lot of us missed The Witcher so we a waiting for a compilation. I know we don't need the original to continue on with the story but gamers are like that, we like complete collections.
 
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How is this anything we didnt already know? Theyve said the first three games were a sequel from the start, and theyve said if they made another it would be without Geralt, which is why many thought Ciri is the most likely succesor and why one of the three endings of WIII leada her down that path. I dont see any 'confirmation' here, i see him regurgitating what theyve been saying for years at this point.
 

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How is this anything we didnt already know? Theyve said the first three games were a sequel from the start, and theyve said if they made another it would be without Geralt, which is why many thought Ciri is the most likely succesor and why one of the three endings of WIII leada her down that path. I dont see any 'confirmation' here, i see him regurgitating what theyve been saying for years at this point.
It's been on official indefinite hiatus since Blood and Wine. Obvious or not, this is news.
 
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It's been on official indefinite hiatus since Blood and Wine. Obvious or not, this is news.
i am pretty sure they said it would be the last one with Gerald as protagonist and this is his last journey. But they never said it would be the last Witcher game.
 

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i am pretty sure they said it would be the last one with Gerald as protagonist and this is his last journey. But they never said it would be the last Witcher game.
Correct, they did not say it would be the last Witcher game and they did say that it would be the last one with Geralt as the protagonist.

I'm being precise with my language: the game was on official indefinite hiatus. CDPR stated that they did not have a Witcher game in active development after Blood and Wine and that the series was on hold, with their development effort concentrating on Cyberpunk.

Of course, the article here (hi @MHWilliams ) is using Google Translate from Polish to English, so there could be nuance lost in what the CEO is stating here. If a gaffer happens to be Polish fluent, reading the original quote could glean some insight into the nuance. Per the machine translation, though, he's affirming that The Witcher is one of their main properties going forward and specifically refraining from comment about details, rather than the previous official position around the time of Blood and Wine's release which was unambiguous about the series being on break.
 
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I definitely want a solo Ciri game in The Witcher universe. Bring it on CDPR!
Including this scene with Cri

(please keep hotlinking sfw)

Romance options should also be interesting. straight and lesbian choices? I would be totally fine with either one^^
 
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One day I will play the Witcher 3. I have heard nothing but good things. My problem is Im both lazy and a little intimidated by how much time I'll end up investing in it.
Believe me, I've finished it 2 times plus DLC. You'll need A LOT of time if you plan on doing everything.
I skipped some contracts/side-missions in both the main game and dlc, and it took me 2 months, playing it aprox. 3 hrs per day.
 
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They should make a Witcher game where you play as Dandelion. He was funny as hell in the books and Geralt having to save his ass from the funniest situations since Witcher 1. It would make a really interesting and funny game.
No thank you. I love the Witcher games and put hundreds of hours into Witcher 3 but Dandelion always annoyed me. I get why his character makes sense and is needed in the stories but he's not for me.

I'd like a new Witcher game from the perspective of a new Witcher. Fresh after his trial (or hers if someone were to break the rules).
 
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No thank you. I love the Witcher games and put hundreds of hours into Witcher 3 but Dandelion always annoyed me. I get why his character makes sense and is needed in the stories but he's not for me.

I'd like a new Witcher game from the perspective of a new Witcher. Fresh after his trial (or hers if someone were to break the rules).
Dandelion is actually a much more interesting character in the books than in the games. Regarding the sequel, maybe they could focus on the beginning of the witchers showing how the schools developed and the world was much different.
 
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They should make a Witcher game where you play as Dandelion. He was funny as hell in the books and Geralt having to save his ass from the funniest situations since Witcher 1. It would make a really interesting and funny game.
I haven't read the books, but does Dandelion fight much? I wouldn't want to play a Witcher game without combat.

If they DID make a Dandelion Witcher, I hope it's the cool, older version of him as narrator instead of the ... dandy from the main game.
 
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I haven't read the books, but does Dandelion fight much? I wouldn't want to play a Witcher game without combat.

If they DID make a Dandelion Witcher, I hope it's the cool, older version of him as narrator instead of the ... dandy from the main game.
Dandelion Witcher would be like Rockband lol.
 
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I think it would be cool if we could make our own witcher or sorceress.

I know it would present challenges with story, but still, it'd be neat to choose your school and whatnot.
 
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What's good about the gameplay if combat isn't good? This is why I'm hesitant to jump in The Witcher 3.
People are very divided on Witcher 3's combat. I am a big fan of Bloodborne and Witcher 3 (platinum'd both, with 220 hours in Witcher 3) and I like Witcher 3's combat. The way the swordplay feels, combined with spells, and the oil/potion system, is satisfying gameplay. The control is kinda sluggish and takes time to get good at. I don't consider it "bad" at all, it's just its own thing. When Witcher 3 came out on PS4, the framerate was terrible in a lot of spots, which made the combat a chore. I actually dropped it shortly after it came out for that reason and went back to it over a year later.

The swim/underwater controls, however, are truly terrible.
 
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For a while now, my gut feeling has been that it could be an Iorveth spin-off. He's a charismatic character, lends himself to extensive progression and, given the elliptic statements CDPR have made with regard to cut TW3 content, just seems like a natural choice.

Seeing the Witcher world though an elven perspective would mitigate the inevitable creative fatigue and definitely offer its own allure.
 
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Dandelion is actually a much more interesting character in the books than in the games. Regarding the sequel, maybe they could focus on the beginning of the witchers showing how the schools developed and the world was much different.
If they go in any direction for the sequel, I can see it leading towards the fall of man kind and the rise of monsters. The bad ending of TW3 kind of hints towards this and throughout TW3 your constantly reminded that monsters are slowly becoming a bigger threat due to a lack of witchers and the persecution of mages. The story should move forward with the narrative that humans are not the alpha species in the world and how quickly things fall apart without witchers or mages. Blood and Wine showed this briefly just how low on the food chain humans really.

Any narrative revolving around Ciri as a main character moving forward would be difficult because of how OP she is at this point. Where areas Geralt is somewhat grounded being a witcher, Ciri is basically a god and rewrites the rules.

Personally what I would like to see is the series set one to two hundred years after TW3 where there's no witchers and monsters are the dominant force. There's a few human bastions like Nilfgaard but cities like Novigrad are just monster nests.
 
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Ciri replacing Geralt will be a critical mistake. Geralt spent most of Witcher 3 trying to find this weak woman on the run. She is no equal to Geralt nor is her story anywhere near as interesting. Give me Geralt or a brand new female protagonist, but NOT CIRI. If she's the main character it's a total pass for me.
 
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One day I will play the Witcher 3. I have heard nothing but good things. My problem is Im both lazy and a little intimidated by how much time I'll end up investing in it.
We are of the same mindset. I was even more shocked when it won game of the year. In all honesty, if Witcher 3 came out last year, it'd be game of the year then too, likely winning over games like Zelda or HZD or at least be right in the running. There is no mistaking this is one of the most well put together games of all time and certainly the flagship game of CD Projekt Red.

The control mechanics are fairly simple that you could jump in 1 time for several hours and come back weeks later with little refresh time to get right back into things. If nothing else this game is worth a buy to simply wander through the countryside in the most vivid color schemes that will almost come across as walking through a water color painting.

There's few games I'd ever go out of my way to sell to anybody, Witcher 3 would be the most quality game you ever pay 20$ to play.
 
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Ciri replacing Geralt will be a critical mistake. Geralt spent most of Witcher 3 trying to find this weak woman on the run. She is no equal to Geralt nor is her story anywhere near as interesting. Give me Geralt or a brand new female protagonist, but NOT CIRI. If she's the main character it's a total pass for me.
In what way is Ciri a weak woman on the run? I am not sure what to do with this post. Whether her story is interesting or not is a personal preference, but I think your description of her is woefully inaccurate.

I also wouldn't really want to play a Witcher game with Ciri as the protagonist, but come on man why you bashing her
 
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In what way is Ciri a weak woman on the run? I am not sure what to do with this post. Whether her story is interesting or not is a personal preference, but I don't think your description of her is accurate
You spend an incredible amount of time trying to chase her down and then have to protect her. Her story was primarily an ongoing escort mission that limited the games freedom at every turn.

I can play a new female protagonist no problem but I have no interest in Ciri, it's totally a personal opinion and if you disagree so be it. I found her character utterly weak and annoying and nothing but rocks in Geralts shoes.
 
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You spend an incredible amount of time trying to chase her down and then have to protect her. Her story was primarily an ongoing escort mission that limited the games freedom at every turn.

I can play a new female protagonist no problem but I have no interest in Ciri, it's totally a personal opinion and if you disagree so be it. I found her character utterly weak and annoying and nothing but rocks in Geralts shoes.
I mean...I respect your opinion but maybe weak isn't the best word to describe her. I haven't played the Ciri quests in over a year so I don't remember all the details, but I remember her blowing through enemies in combat
 
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You spend an incredible amount of time trying to chase her down and then have to protect her. Her story was primarily an ongoing escort mission that limited the games freedom at every turn.

I can play a new female protagonist no problem but I have no interest in Ciri, it's totally a personal opinion and if you disagree so be it. I found her character utterly weak and annoying and nothing but rocks in Geralts shoes.
This opinion seems strange to me because I think the best argument against Ciri is how powerful she was in Witcher 3.

it better have one hell of a battle royale mode if it wants to compete with the big boys.
You joke but BR with Geralt sounds amazing.
 
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Ciri is the Lady of Time and Space and is not lacking for power. Geralt is not so much 'rescuing' Ciri as he is just 'finding' her. Geralt was commissioned by Emhyr to find his daughter 'for reasons of state.' His personal interest for that of Nilfgaard. If it had been a matter of 'rescue,' Emhyr would not have cared enough to commission the witcher.

I think her story would be most interesting, considering that she travels worlds and may very well end up in Cyberpunk 2077 in some form or fashion.
 
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I think her story would be most interesting, considering that she travels worlds and may very well end up in Cyberpunk 2077 in some form or fashion.
They've explicitly said it's not going to happen. Not creating a multiverse, they've said in recent E3 interviews, when asked that now dreaded question. It's a reasonable decision, really. There's be no creative benefit from mingling what's best kept apart.
 
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What's good about the gameplay if combat isn't good? This is why I'm hesitant to jump in The Witcher 3.
Controls are sluggish, you never really feel in control and/or responsible for the hits you take. I did like the use of magic though and preparation before going into combat (taking potions and stuff) and the overall game is just a lot of fun. There's lots of variety in armor and weapons, great storytelling and LOTS to see and explore. Combat just isn't it's best feature - not by a long shot.
 
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They've explicitly said it's not going to happen. Not creating a multiverse, they've said in recent E3 interviews, when asked that now dreaded question. It's a reasonable decision, really. There's be no creative benefit from mingling what's best kept apart.
Of course they did, they wouldnt spoil such a thing. I still think she will be there, nothing major, thats why i said 'in some form or fashion.' I very much expect a Ciri easter egg. And Witcher easter eggs in general, youre talking about the company who put Game of Thrones, Conan O'Brien, etc. references in Witcher III.
 
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Ciri replacing Geralt will be a critical mistake. Geralt spent most of Witcher 3 trying to find this weak woman on the run. She is no equal to Geralt nor is her story anywhere near as interesting. Give me Geralt or a brand new female protagonist, but NOT CIRI. If she's the main character it's a total pass for me.
Wow, I'm the exact oposite - loved Ciri, would REALLY like a game where she's the main character.