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author: Jacob Blazewicz

The Witcher 4 Launch No Earlier Than 2025

The Witcher 4 is still a distant future. CD Projekt Group representatives confirmed that we will wait at least three years for Project Polaris.

CD Projekt Group revealed quite a few projects yesterday, but revealed harly anything about them - that's because the work is still at an early stage. This is confirmed by a statement from the company's CEO Adam Kicinski, which shows that new The Witcher will launch om 2025 at the earliest, and in fact probably much longer.

During a recent investor call he was asked when gamers can expect the release of the next main installment of CD Projekt Red's Witcher series, for now known under the codename Project Polaris. Kicinski said that the developers are currently working on "the basics." This is, after all, the Polish developer's first project on Unreal Engine 5.

The studio's current activities will facilitate work on the next installments of The Witcher, which, as stated, are expected to be created over an average of three years. When asked if we will then wait longer than three years for the next game, Kicinski confirmed.

The CEO was echoed by Michal Nowakowski, vice president of business development at CD Projekt Group. Based on "previous experience," he estimated that it usually takes four to five years to develop a game on a new technology.

One can speculate that Project Polaris will be released at the very end of 2025, which is minimally longer than the three years mentioned by Adam Kicinski. However, given the history of both CD Projekt and video game development in general, this would be a symptom of extreme optimism.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).

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