Between Netflix’s new TV adaptation and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to Xbox Game Pass, Witcher fans have had a lot to take in this week already. But now CD Projekt, the company that develops the games, has reached a new deal with Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer of the novels, to create more games and merchandise with the property.
The specifics of what CD Projekt will do with the deal is unclear at this point, so whether there’s a Witcher 4 in early production at the studio is unknown, but the statement from the company says it will extend to “video games, graphic novels, board games, and merchandise,” so there’s a lot on the table right now in terms of where the Witcher franchise could go.
“We’ve always admired Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski’s works — a great inspiration for the team here at CD Projekt Red,” said CD Projekt President and Joint CEO Adam Kiciński. “I believe today marks a new stage in our continued relationship.”
Whether another Witcher game is in the works or not, it’s likely a long ways away, as CD Projekt RED is still wrapping up development on Cyberpunk: 2077, which is set to come out on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 16 of next year.
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In the meantime, Netflix’s Witcher series is out now, and it features eight episodes of apparently very divisive television, starring Man of Steel and Mission Impossible star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. But what seems to be less divisive is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which, again, is on Xbox Game Pass if you’ve never played it before. It’s also on Switch now, albeit not quite as pretty as its PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One counterparts. But a huge game like that would lend itself to the Switch, as you can play it without being tethered to your television. Full disclosure: I tried it and could not get into it, but as “game of the decade” discourse has been rampant these past few weeks, it’s been showing up on a lot of people’s personal lists.