Let’s hope it’s every bit as great as Wild Hunt was, though.
CD Projekt RED has spoken about its plans for the future of the Witcher franchise, noting that while it will “probably” return to the world of The Witcher again some time in the future, it will definitely not be with The Witcher 4– that story arc is firmly finished and concluded.
Speaking to Strefa Inwestorow (and translated by IGN Poland), CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński noted that the company still owns the IP, meaning more games in the universe are likely to come from them- but the story of the original trilogy, as envisioned, is done, so they will not be doing follow-ups to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. He noted that not making a new Witcher game would basically end up being irresponsible, as both fans and investors would be disappointed if they didn’t.
They have, of course, every reason to make a new game in The Witcher universe- Wild Hunt was a stunning success, ending up as one of the most acclaimed games of all time, and selling over 6 million copies worldwide, and they’d be foolish to stop it at that. Hopefully, the next Witcher game, whatever it is, ends up being as compelling as Wild Hunt was.