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WitcherCon: Possible Anouncements from CD Projekt RED and Netflix

WitcherCon, an event dedicated to the Witcher franchise, will take place next week. Can we expect something more than just a ton of interviews?

On July 9 and 10 WitcherCon, an event dedicated to The Witcher franchise, will take place. The event seems to be a good opportunity to peek behind the scenes of the production of Netflix's show and animated movie, or CD Projekt RED's games. The question is whether this is all we can count on? WitcherCon's website promises "many surprises and first looks," but what does that really mean?

We've already written about it, but let's remind - we can forget about the announcement of a new game set in the universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski. The head of CD Projekt RED, Adam Badowski, will appear during the event, but the only probable announcement he will make will be the next-gen edition of The Witcher 3, which was promised for the second half of this year. It will appear in the form of a free update.

Fans of the Netflix's show can expect more. Its second season should debut in the fourth quarter of 2021, so WitcherCon seems to be a great opportunity to give specific premiere date and to present the trailer that would show more than the few seconds of teases that have been shown so far.

The Witcher is not the only Netflix project set in this universe, though. We know that a prequel to the series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and an animation, Nightmare of the Wolf, which will show Geralt's beginnings as a monster-slayer and introduce the story of his mentor, Vesemir, are also in development at the same time. The first production appeared mainly in rumors, so it would be good to finally learn some details. The later is being created in Studio Mir for some time now, which may mean that at WitcherCon we'll see some of its fragments, and maybe we'll know the premiere date.

One thing is certain - all of the aforementioned works will get some screentime, thanks to which we should have numerous reasons to discuss them. The showrunners of Netflix's productions, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Declan de Barra, as well as the actors known from The Witcher (Henry Cavill, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra) may reveal many interesting facts about traditions, legends, customs and monsters from Geralt's world. And who knows, maybe even Adam Badowski - against all odds - is hiding an ace up his sleeve?

Let's recall that WitcherCon will be broadcast via CD Projekt RED and Netflix channels on YouTube and Twitch at 10 AM PT on Friday, July 9, and at 6 PM PT on Saturday, July 10.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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