CD Projekt Red and the Future of Witcher 4

CD Projekt Red Announces Witcher 4 May Be Their Next Release

It’s officially official, CDPR has all but confirmed that a Witcher 4 is most likely the next game the company will develop after Cyberpunk 2077 is released in late 2020. The Polish Video Game developer has made it very clear that Witcher 4 will actually not be a fourth installment to the already immensely successful Witcher trilogy, but that it will remain within the Witcher Universe that Andrzej Sapkowski created. That could mean a number of things though, and its safe to assume that we are at least a few years out from seeing any specifics released on this matter. Whatever direction they do choose though will surely end with millions of Witcher fans having their hands on yet another spectacular fantasy RPG.

Anticipated Release Date

With four years between each Witcher Release so far, I think it’s very safe to assume that we are at a minimum of four years out from the next installment of the Witcher franchise. I do think there are some other things that will more than likely push the game even further out for all of us, the first of which is the success of Cyberpunk 2077. CDPR has stated multiple times that The Witcher and Cyberpunk franchises are the two universes they think they can continue to build on in the future. With that being said, if Cyberpunk exceeds expectations with its holiday release in 2020, CDPR could very well decide to pump out a second game there rather than a fourth for The Witcher.

If Cyberpunk is successful, but not so successful that they immediately want to begin a second game, CDPR could potentially push both games into the early stages of development. With teams split working on two games, we would obviously expect a longer wait for a possible Witcher title, so let’s add another six to twelve months there. On top of all that, we have to assume there isn’t much, if any, completed on an actual plot for the next Witcher. This would probably tack another six to twelve months on to things, which pushes that original four year estimate to five, or maybe even six, years before release. If I had to guess, I would say we can expect the fourth installment to the Witcher series in Mid 2025 at the earliest.

Witcher 4 Expected Plot

As I mentioned above, almost nothing has been announced (or probably thought too deeply of) on what The Witcher 4 plot could look like. In fact, the only thing CDPR has said so far is that Geralt will NOT be the main character. Of course, decisions like these change all the time, but I have three possibilities that I believe we could see in the fourth Witcher game.

#1 – A Young Geralt or Pre Geralt Universe

A young Geralt option would require CDPR to redact their statement of Geralt not being the main character, but I could easily see this being the direction of game number four. However, back in a time when Witchers were a plenty, they could also take the pre Geralt approach. We could potentially experience Vesimir’s story, or the story of any other Witcher from the period before Geralt. This would be very interesting, and would travel outside the realm of Andrzej’s books. I’m sure he would still be a part of developing the storyline, but if he wasn’t, I’d feel safe with CDPR and whatever direction they decided to take the game. Who knows, he may even have some unpublished Witcher stories he could use for the new game!

#2 – A Post Geralt Universe

Option #2 is probably the option that makes the most sense for a fourth game. This could mean Ciri becomes the potential new lead, or maybe even a new, younger Witcher comes into the fold and is trained by an older Cirilla. They could be attempting to restore the Witchers back to their former glory or maybe even just rounding up whatever remaining Witchers are out there to defeat whatever villain CDPR decides to add into the game. This, of course, would also require material that was not a part of the books, but at least here they have a base with Ciri and whatever other Witchers are still alive. Both of these options still leave plenty of room for some of our favorite characters to find their way back into the story. So, don’t be surprised when Yen, Dandelion, or Zoltan appear telling tall tales of Geralt!

#3 – An Entirely New Witcher 4 Universe

This option would require the most work, but it also has loads of room for something the Witcher Universe hasn’t really had before… complete character customization. With an entirely new Witcher universe, one could expect to create their own witcher who is responsible for saving the world, restoring the Witchers to glory, or even potentially being the cause of the Witchers dying off. This is definitely my favorite option of the three, but it would require a lot since they would potentially be scrapping almost everything from the original three games. Too bad we will need to wait four to six years to figure out what the story will truly entail!

I’ve been a fan of this series since I first stumbled upon The Witcher 2, and I don’t think I will ever lose my love for the realm of Temaria. So no matter what CD Projekt Red decides to do with the next installment of one of my favorite video game series, I know they will succeed. I trust them to make all the right decisions and lead us into a new age of Witcher games!


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Netflix’s The Witcher Review

Netflix’s The Witcher Review

Welcome back to another DustyPosts weekly review. This week I’ll be telling all of you why you MUST go watch Netflix’s The Witcher the second you finish reading. This show hasn’t even been out for two weeks yet and I’ve watched it through three times, so you already know Netflix did this show right!

The Witcher Franchise

The franchise itself has been around for roughly 40 years now and was originally written by Andrzej Sapkowski back in the 80’s. Back then it all started Polish short stories but quickly evolved as these Witcher stories grew in popularity. It had grown so much in fact that in 1996 a video game had went into development. Unfortunately, the game flared out and we would need to wait until CD Projekt Red released their rendition of the Witcher series as a video game in 2007. Since then, the series has truly taken off. The Witcher III was released in May of 2015 and is renowned as one of the greatest video games of all time. The success up until that point is ultimately what leads us to current day and Netflix beginning their own rendition of Sapkowski’s stories.

Netflix’s Plot

For the most part, Netflix’s The Witcher takes on the main portions of Sapkowski’s stories. They have, of course, taken their own creative liberties for certain pieces, but all in all we see Geralt and his companions following the same path that had previously been laid out for them. The story so far revolves around our Witcher trying to find a princess he’s destined to protect (Ciri) all while he’s accompanied by a wide array of companions (Jaskier/Dandelion, Yennefer, Triss Merigold, etc. etc.). As a Witcher, Geralt obviously kills a plethora of monsters (including some of human kind) throughout this first season of epic television, but we also get much, much more. The first season jumped around quite a bit and even confused many with its multiple timelines, but it was a perfect setup for what’s to come in season two.

Witcher Cast, Predictions, and Rumors

I do not even know where to begin with how wonderful this cast was for season one of The Witcher. Before the show was released in late December, many people were unsure of how Henry Cavil’s performance of Geralt would pan out. Countless online personalities were saying he should have been played by someone else, ranging from Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft) to Mads Mikkelson (Death Stranding, King Arthur, Hannibal). Even though seeing either of those two would have been incredible (especially Fimmel, he’s one of my favorite, most underrated actors), it’s hard to imagine anyone but Henry Cavil playing Geralt at this point. For those of you who don’t know, Cavil is a massive fan of The Witcher franchise and loses himself within the series/video games all the time. His performance along with those of Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Eamon Farren as Cahir, and Joey Batey as the wonderful bard Jaskier, this show could not have been cast anymore perfectly.

With out spoiling season one’s ending (WARNING: potential spoilers ahead) I’d like to discuss some predictions for what we should expect to see in season two. With Geralt and Ciri finally finding each other, we have to assume season two revolves around the two of them making their way to Kaer Morhen. I cannot imagine they would jump directly into the two joining Vesemir at the training grounds for the wolf school of Witchers, but that is also a possibility. I think the former will be the case because if they jump directly into Ciri’s training they will need to introduce The Wild Hunt very early on in the show, and I think that is something they will probably want to hold on to until the finale of season two or maybe even season three. Not to mention, Freya Allen is returning as Ciri for season two so we can anticipate the 14 to 15 year old Ciri remaining within the story line rather than the older rendition of Ciri we have seen in some of the books and video games over the years.

As far as rumors go, there are not that many yet for season two. The second season has already been green lit by Netflix after its massive success and is set to begin production in early 2020. With that being said, we should expect new episodes by late 2020 or early 2021, but nothing can be for sure until writing/shooting/etc has been completed at some point in 2020. On top of that, it is spreading that Mark Hamill himself will land the role of Vesemir (come on, how could you not give it to him…), but at this point those “rumors” are pure speculation.


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My Weekly Recommendation (#12)

My Weekly Recommendation (#12) – The Witcher III

As I sit and wait for Netflix’s original The Witcher series, I found myself reminiscing of the days back in 2015 when The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was released. It hadn’t been long after that before I logged into my PlayStation and purchased the game, which I haven’t quit playing since. I forgot how incredible this game was, and for so many reasons too. 

Of course, my first go-round back in the day was on an Xbox, so the first thing I observed after logging in was the superior graphics. The hills, trees, and skies off in the distance are more mesmerizing than I recall. And as I mowed my way through some of the earlier creatures, I noticed how smooth the combat mechanics still were. And how could I not mention the storyline! Each and every quest builds upon the next so effortlessly. The conversations between Gerald and the NPCs throughout the story are written so well. Everything about this game is still incredible, and I can’t wait to dive deeper into it over the next few weeks.

So for all the gamers out there, I highly suggest giving The Witcher III: Wild Hunt a go as soon as you can. And for those who have already played the game, go back and play it again! The world is filled with quests and Easter eggs, and I bet there is still something new out there for you. After all, this game was given all those awards for a reason!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

As I sit and wait for Netflix’s original The Witcher series, I found myself reminiscing of the days back in 2015 when The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was released. It hadn’t been long after that before I logged into my PlayStation and purchased the game, which I haven’t quit playing since. I forgot how incredible this game was, and for so many reasons too.

Of course, my first go-round back in the day was on an Xbox, so the first thing I observed after logging in was the superior graphics. The hills, trees, and skies off in the distance are more mesmerizing than I recall. And as I mowed my way through some of the earlier creatures, I noticed how smooth the combat mechanics still were. And how could I not mention the story line! Each and every quest builds upon the next so effortlessly. The conversations between Gerald and the NPCs throughout the story are written so well. Everything about this game is still incredible, and I can’t wait to dive deeper into it over the next few weeks.

So for all the gamers out there, I highly suggest giving The Witcher III: Wild Hunt a go as soon as you can. And for those who have already played the game, go back and play it again! The world is filled with quests and Easter eggs, and I’d bet there is something new even for someone who has beaten the game. After all, this game was given tons of awards for a reason!

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