The Witcher 3 News and Updates: Upcoming Expansion Is Definitely the Last One, Developer Says
'This is the end', came the definite statement from game developer CD Projekt Red officially declaring that the latest 'Blood and Wine' DLC will also mark The Witcher 3 franchise's last.
CD Projekt Red's latest statement firmly emphasizes the developers' adamant stance to put all speculations to rest. Contrary to rumors making rounds online, there will be no more content nor any upcoming expansion to expect from the creators of the award-winning The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
Despite previous remarks by the game's director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz that he'll be interested to make more titles related to the series sometime in the future, it may take time a long time before a Witcher-related content or perhaps a spin-off will churn out from CD Projekt Red's game studio.
"I can assure you we are not working on another Witcher," said studio co-founder Marcin Iwinski as quoted in an interview with Eurogamer. "This is the end. Blood and Wine is [the] closing and there won't be any Witcher any time soon -- if there ever will be one."
Now that the upcoming expansion, Blood and Wine, will be the franchise's last content, Iwinski stated that its creators have given everything they got to make the DLC pack a glorious conclusion for Geralt's adventure. The downloadable content is slated for May 31 release featuring at least 20 hours of 20 hours of gameplay.
"What is important with 'Blood and Wine' [is] it's not just another expansion made by an external outsourced studio just to make another dollar," Iwinski added as per Vine Report. "And I'm not criticizing this practice, I just want to prove the point that we've put all of our heart and emotion and lots of knowledge [into it]. All of the lessons learned from 'Witcher 3' [and] 'Hearts of Stone' are in 'Blood and Wine.'"
Currently, the Witcher 3 creators are reportedly working on Cyberpunk 2077, a game that is being squeezed into a 2017-2021 launch window. Rumors also suggest that another AAA RPG is also being penciled for that same release schedule which many fans speculate could be another Witcher installment.
"Personally, I hope that someday in the future we will do something more, because I love the setting and I [worked] on The Witcher games around 12 years right now," said Konrad Tomaszkiewicz as mentioned in a CNET report. "But I don't know what we will decide. The strategy plan they've got they will share with us soon. We'll see."