Earlier this week we reported on a press release from developer CD Projekt RED, the company behind The Witcher RPG series. The company talked about all their big plans for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and its truly open-world. In that release studio head Adam Badowski made a statement that seemed to make it pretty clear that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be the final game in the series.
“People may ask if this is really going to be the last Witcher game. Yes, it is. Why? Because we believe that we should end the series on a high note. Technology has progressed to where we can finally tell the story the way we want, with the visuals we want, in the world we imagined. This will be the ultimate fantasy RPG experience, and while we’re hardly out of stories to tell, we believe it’s time for us to look to new worlds and new horizons to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can create,” the quote stated.
Now it looks like that was not the message that CD Projekt meant to convey. The company has since clarified that while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed be the finale of the current trilogy, it will not mark the end of The Witcher franchise. CEO Adam Kicinski clarified to the press yesterday that the franchise would continue after The Witcher 3, but would involve new stories and characters. Geralt’s story will be coming to an end in Wild Hunt, but the world of the Witcher is still open for a later return with additional stories being told.
This is good news for fans of The Witcher series. I think the Badowski’s statement from the original press release was a bit of a shock to most of us, especially seeing as how the franchise seems to continue to grow in popularity. For fans of Geralt himself, however, this may be the final journey you take from his perspective, so enjoy the epic adventure that is ahead.
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