Speaking during an interview with Leganerd, The Witcher 4 director Sebastien Kalemba, has revealed that CD Projekt RED has nothing short of grand ambitions for the upcoming fantasy-RPG sequel, which is currently known as Project Polaris.
We must follow a very specific path and innovate on that. At the same time, it’s clear that we have to try to appease a new public. The Witcher 4 won’t be out for some years, and it’ll be a long time since the previous one, so we cannot just target the audience already fond of the saga. We must also build a new community.
Our priority is always trying to break boundaries. We want to go beyond them. We want to try and do something new compared to what’s currently in roleplaying games, especially since we work within that genre and target RPG fans. I can’t say too much, as you can guess, but the idea is to build something that surpasses The Witcher 3, telling a more intense story and crafting a more intense gameplay as well.
CDPR recently revealed that almost half of the studio’s workforce have jumped ship from Cyberpunk to The Witcher 4, although at this point the game is still in the early stags of production. Back in October last year, CDPR’s Adam Kicinski revealed that The Witcher 4 would not be released for at least another three years.