The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher series' famed combat has been given an upgrade. CD Projekt RED

CD Projekt Red's CEO Adam Kicinski has told fans of The Witcher that the development studio won't be abandoning the series – explaining that not making a follow-up to this year's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt "wouldn't be fair to fans".

During an interview with Polish TV Station TVN24 BiS (catchy) about the game's success, Kicinski said in response to a question about a potential sequel: "It's too early to talk about it, but it's not like we're forgetting about this brand - that's understandable. It wouldn't be fair towards the fans. We work within this universe for over a dozen years now and I don't think it's going to be the end of it." (Via PCGamesN)

Whatever plans they have, we won't see another Witcher game for a few years at least. CD Projekt's next game is Cyberpunk 2077, a sci-fi role playing game that's been in the oven for quite a while already.

While The Witcher 3 was well publicised as the end of protagonist Geralt's story, it was never likely to be the end of the series. The game's success following its release in May – it sold 6 million units in its first six weeks on sale – only made this more likely.

With Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red took the series fully open world for the first time – expanding on the fiction based on the fantasy novels of Andrzej Sapkowski. There are numerous characters who could star and opportunities to explore in The Witcher's world.

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