The Witcher saga

In more CD Projekt Red news, the Polish developer has outlined its upcoming plans for The Witcher series beyond the free next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In short, the team is now calling its upcoming saga a 'trilogy', and they're aiming to release said trilogy quicker than you might expect.

From when the first new Witcher game launches (currently codenamed Polaris), the dev wants to get the next two out within a six-year period. In effect, that means we'd see three new Witcher titles in six years, which would be pretty quick going for a trio of huge open world RPGs!

"There will be three games in the saga, and we aim to deliver them over a six-year period starting from the release of 'Polaris'. It's a bold statement, as we are talking about three large scale productions, but we really mean it, and we have a plan on how to achieve it. Both the second and the third instalments will, in technological terms, benefit from the groundwork laid during development of Polaris."

That groundwork, and the subsequent development on two sequels, should benefit from the switch to Unreal Engine. Earlier this year, CDPR announced a partnership with Epic Games to start using UE5 on The Witcher series, to help smooth out development on upcoming titles. We shall see if the move enables the team to launch three huge RPGs in six years!

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