CD Projekt Red Is Ramping Up For The Witcher 4, Investigating AI

Geralt rides his horse into town in The Witcher 3.
Geralt rides his horse into town in The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 4 hasn’t entered the production stage at CD Projekt Red yet, but the developer is getting ready to start work on the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Witcher 3. By the middle of 2024, the Polish studio hopes to have 400 people working on the game. And according to new co-CEO Adam Badowski, not a single one of them will be making the suspicious bleep-bloop noises of an AI.

Speaking to Reuters, Badowski explained that the next phase of The Witcher, a new trilogy codenamed Polaris, will soon “start the production phase,” with 400 developers on its team by “the middle of the year.”

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The pair also told Reuters that work would begin spinning up on a Cyberpunk sequel later in 2024, with an expected 80 or so staff members attached to it by the end of the year.

The plans are for lots of these hires to be in the North American studio, rather than Polish, since wage pressures had eased.

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