Codenamed Polaris, CD Projekt RED’s next numbered The Witcher is still a few years away from release, but behind the scenes the Polish studio is pushing ahead with development of the highly anticipated title.
As noted by the portal Twisted voxelIn a recent financial report, CD Projekt, which also owns RED’s gaming division, announced a strengthening of the Polaris development team.
At the end of 2022, the Polaris team consisted of half of the 340 people involved in the production of the Phantom Liberty add-on for Cyberpunk 2077, and by the end of April 2023 it had grown according to the schedule to around 200 employees (up from around 150 ).
The development of Phantom Liberty is nearing its end (the addon was released in December 2022). “End of Production”), so the resource offset is not surprising. It’s likely that the Polaris team will continue to grow with the release of the expansion.
Polaris is not expected to be released until 2025 at the earliest. No one knows what the game will be called, but CD Projekt itself appears to be calling it The Witcher 4. The project is a large-scale open-world role-playing game and will be the beginning of a new trilogy.