CD Projekt Red has published its latest business overview online, and as is usually the case with reports from the Polish company, the documents detail the games that are currently in development. Right now, most of the teams at CDPR are still hard at work on finishing Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, which is still slated for release this year (with a possible announcement at Summer Game Fest).
However, it’s becoming clear that ‘Polaris’ – the codename for the next big Witcher game – is really starting to ramp up in terms of resource commitment. It is now the company’s second largest ongoing project, growing at a steady rate since June 2022. Following the exit of Phantom Liberty, we believe Polaris’ workforce will grow, and it will likely enter the next phase of its growth.
So when can we actually expect the next mainline Witcher game to come out? Well, we know that CDPR likes to take its time. The developer is obviously bigger than ever in terms of headcount, and it’s now using a more streamlined Unreal engine, but we’d still bet on Polaris being years away from launch. 2026? 2027? 2028? This is likely too far.
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