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CD Projekt RED Begins Development of The Witcher 4: Polaris

CD Projekt RED, the developer behind The Witcher series, has announced that they have started the development of The Witcher 4, which is codenamed Polaris. This news comes as a relief to fans who have eagerly collected the trophies in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt multiple times.

According to CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński, the development team for Polaris has grown to nearly 260 developers as of July. After the release of Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming DLC, titled Phantom Liberty, a significant portion of the team will be transferred to work on Polaris. This indicates that the developers will be solely focused on The Witcher 4 and not working on other projects.

Speculation suggests that Polaris will be the beginning of a new trilogy and is expected to be launched on the PlayStation 5. Sebastian Kalemba has been appointed as the director for The Witcher 4, signaling the start of a brand new saga.

Interestingly, CD Projekt RED has also mentioned that they are working on The Witcher 1 Remake, which will be an open-world experience. While details are scarce, there are rumors that the School of the Lynx, a fictional part of The Witcher universe, may play a role in this new game.

As fans eagerly await more information about The Witcher 4 and The Witcher 1 Remake, it's clear that CD Projekt RED is committed to expanding the beloved franchise. Teasers for these games are expected to drop soon, and fans are excited to see what new adventures await them in The Continent.

Sources:
– CD Projekt RED's quarterly financial results announcement
– VGC article on CD Projekt RED's development teams

Definitions:
– The Witcher 4: The next installment in the popular video game series, set in a fantasy world called The Continent.
– Polaris: The codename for The Witcher 4 during its development phase.
– DLC: Downloadable content, additional content released for a video game after its initial release.
– CD Projekt RED: The Polish video game developer known for creating The Witcher series.
– PlayStation 5 (PS5): The fifth generation of Sony's gaming console.