CD Projekt RED, the company behind the acclaimed The Witcher games and the recently announced Cyberpunk 2077, have announced that the third Witcher installment will be the series’ last.
Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED, confirmed that The Witcher 3, teased with hidden imagery in the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, will be the end of protagonist Geralt’s journey. Badowski cites the evolution of technology to a point where they can meet their ideal vision for The Witcher and a desire to wrap things up on the franchise before moving on to bigger and better things as the key inspirations behind the move. His declaration of wanting to push boundaries on bigger and better things seems reminiscent of Bungie’s handing off of their beloved Halo franchise to 343 Industries despite its immense success, in order to dedicate their time to their forthcoming Destiny project.
As something of a celebration, and an effort to bring as many more potential witnesses to the end of Geralt’s journey as possible, CD Projekt RED have teamed up with Good Old Games and Steam, which are both offering the Enhanced Editions of the first two games in The Witcher’s saga at half price for the next 72 hours. The Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 will also be seeing a permanent price drop to half its debut, new-game price.