Starting with Codename Polaris, which will be the next mainline Witcher installment, and the beginning of an entirely new saga. CD PROJEKT says this saga will consist of three games, which it intends to publish in a six-year period starting with the release of Polaris. The second and third installment will rely on the technological foundation put in place for Polaris, which should streamline development and enable the studio to focus on achieving its creative vision.
Polaris is a codename for the next installment in The Witcher series of games, which we recently announced was in pre-production. It is the beginning of a new saga: we aim to release two more Witcher games after Polaris, creating a new AAA RPG trilogy. pic.twitter.com/898Ez6Yk79
Next up is Codename Canis Majoris, which will reportedly be a full-fledged production produced at an unnamed external studio under the supervision of experienced developers who have previously worked on The Witcher games. This will be a separate title to the new trilogy established with Polaris.
This is the first such product being developed outside of the Group. However, this does not imply that its quality will lag behind our in-house productions. From the technological standpoint it will be based on Unreal Engine 5, along with the toolset created for Polaris. Expect additional announcements soon – says Adam Kici?ski, CEO of CD PROJEKT.
Canis Majoris is a full-fledged Witcher game, separate to the new Witcher saga starting with Polaris. It will be developed by an external studio headed by experienced developers who have worked on past Witcher games. pic.twitter.com/ucy7T073tm
And finally, Codename Sirius is set to be another The Witcher title separate to the mainline saga. This one is in development at Boston developer Molasses Flood and will contain a multiplayer component alongside a single-player campaign.
Sirius is a codename for the game developed by @molassesflood, set in The Witcher universe and created with support from CDPR. It will differ from our past productions, offering multiplayer gameplay on top of a single-player experience including a campaign with quests and a story pic.twitter.com/aoX7wlIfRO
So there are a lot of new The Witcher games to come, and we still don’t have a release date for the new-gen update to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! But that hasn’t stopped CDPR from also announcing a full sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 and an entirely new game based on a new, original IP. Read more about all of this here.