The Witcher trilogy is considered one of the best video games ever made, especially in the RPG genre. Witcher 3 alone boosts CDPR to the big leagues - making them one of the biggest game developers in the world. After the recent failure of Cyberpunk 2077, looks like CDPR is coming back to the Witcher series, something they actually know how to do.

The Witcher 4 Villain
The Witcher 4 might not be about Geralt - players might get to play as a brand new character.

About the new Witcher game

CD Projekt Red, the developer of the Witcher, just announces a brand new Witcher game, in partnership with Epic Games. It is going to be on Epic's Unreal Engine 5 instead of their in-house REDEngine. The two companies will collaborate on future projects.

The change might actually be a good thing, as REDEngine is highly unstable, as seen from Cyberpunk 2077's bugs and glitches. This would allow the studio to focus on refining the actual content instead of fixing bugs.

This partnership will not affect Cyberpunk 2077's development. CD Projekt Red said that they are still going to release DLCs for the game.

Who would be the protagonist?

Based on previous announcements, this new Witcher game would focus on a brand new protagonist instead of Geralt, as his story is already over. Furthermore, based on the story of Witcher 3, this game might actually be a prequel.

Geralt's story has already ended
Geralt's story has already ended with his retirement after the Blood & Wine DLC.

With the Wolf medallion being the main logo, the main character of the new Witcher game is likely to come from the Wolf school. However, after the events of Witcher 3 and the death of Vesemir, the Wolf school is pretty much disbanded. No one knows the secret of creating more witchers anymore.

About the Witcher Series

The Witcher is a series of fantasy action role-playing games developed by CD Projekt Red and published by CD Projekt. It is based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, acting as sequels to the story of the books.

The main series began in 2007 with the release of The Witcher, and concluded with 2015's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As of 2020, the series has three main standalone games, two expansion packs and three spin-off games. The series is critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over 50 million copies worldwide by May 2020.

The Witcher 3 Wall
The Witcher 3 is one of the best games of all time.

In the series, the player controls Geralt of Rivia, one of the few remaining witchers on the Continent. He is a traveling monster slayer for hire, mutated and trained from an early age to slay deadly beasts.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released on 19 May 2015, and has become considered one of the greatest games of all time, shipping over ten million copies by March 2016. Subsequently, two expansion packs were released, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone in 2015 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine in 2016.

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