We just learned some big news about The Witcher franchise. The creator made another revelation regarding the next project planned for 2025.
Today, we know The Witcher license in particular through the video game sphere, board games or even a Netflix series. Several new products are currently under development and Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the books, has spoken out about one of them. Early fans and fans of Geralt of Rivia, the iconic hero of the license, should appreciate the announcement.
A new The Witcher, but not the one you think
First of all, no, we’re not talking about one of the many The Witcher games that are in preparation. For that, you will have to wait a little longer. The information we bring to you comes from the author of the books himself. Indeed, he took part in an interview for Beyond Pixels during the Vienna Comic-Con, and he took the opportunity to make a nice revelation: his next novel will be independent from the main story, a standalone, and will focus on Geralt of Rivia.
As of now, the next The Witcher book doesn’t have a title, but our man doesn’t look like he sees it as part of a larger series. In short, it will not make a direct connection with the main saga, and it will therefore not be placed as a continuation of another story. It’s not set in stone, but that’s the direction it’s going to go for now. “ This new book will be autonomous, a priori, who can be sure? The book is directly about Geralt, but I won’t say more. It is located outside the pentalogy “.
His words will surely pique the curiosity of as many people as possible, but we will have to be patient before getting our hands on it. For good reason, its release is only scheduled for the end of 2024, in Poland. The English translation will not arrive until 2025, without further details. For the French version, we are still in the dark. In any case, it wouldn’t be the first time that Andrzej Sapkowski serves us a standalone. Storm Season, which is the latest book in The Witcher universe to date, is also one.
What about video games then?
Above, we returned to the fact that The Witcher franchise had been exported to video games. Currently, there are several projects in the works: Project Sirius, a remake of the very first episode and The Witcher 4, which will mark the start of a brand new trilogy. Unfortunately, at this time we do not know the status of the progress of these games. We’re still waiting for news from CD Projekt Red, but the Polish studio seems to want to take its time. In the coming months, we hope to have at least one trailer to sink our teeth into, or even a release date with luck.