The Witcher 4: CD Projekt Has a Promising Update for Sequel, but It Might Upset Many Fans for a Concerning Reason

CD Projekt has revealed about the production of the upcoming sequel to 'The Witcher 3', putting many fans into worry due to a controversial decision.

The Witcher 4: CD Projekt Has a Promising Update for Sequel, but It Might Upset Many Fans for a Concerning Reason

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  • The co-CEO of CD Projekt, Adam Badowski has revealed how the studio is working on the sequel of 'The Witcher 3'.
  • He has also ensured the studio will not be using AI for assets and looks forward to using it in improving processes of production.
  • The studio also aims not to repeat the mistake they made during the release of 'Cyberpunk 2077' back in 2020.
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There are thousands of video game titles that are released every year, yet only a few of them leave an impact on the gaming community every once in a while. One such game is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which came out back in 2015 and has gathered a large fan base ever since.

The game development studio CD Projekt, responsible for creating The Witcher 3, has announced production for its sequel to begin in 2024. However, alongside this late Christmas gift, concerns have risen among fans due to another piece of news revealed by the co-CEO.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The co-CEO Adam Badowski in an interview VIA Reuters, revealed how the studio will finally start development on the much-awaited sequel to The Witcher 3 this year and their plan to make use of Artificial Intelligence to help with certain processes of production, raising concern among fans.

Co-CEO Responsible For The Witcher Sequel Promises Appropriate Use Of AI

While the use of artificial intelligence is frowned upon, especially in the entertainment industry, Badowski revealed how the studio plans to use AI only to improve processes rather than make use of AI to help with game production. This essentially means that artificial intelligence will be primarily used for tasks that are not visible to the players, like the creation of assets in the game.

The co-CEO also unveiled how nearly 400 employees are scheduled to be working on the production of the sequel till June 2024. The codename for this particular project is “Polaris“, and stands to be another trilogy aiming to add to The Witcher franchise.

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Witcher 4 Codenamed as "Polaris"
Witcher 4 Codenamed as “Polaris”

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It should be noted how the use of AI can sometimes turn out to give better results than expected. This is proven through the recent success of the Palworld game, which uses generative AI for the main assets of the game, and is now the second-most-played title on Steam.

CD Projekt Would Like To Not Make The Same Mistake They Did During The Release Of Cyberpunk 2077.

In the aforementioned interview, Badowski also revealed how the company is looking forward to not making the same mistake they made with the release of Cyberpunk 2077, referring to the bug-ridden launch of the game back in 2020 which outraged many players.

Revealing more about it, the studio back in October disclosed how the game has successfully sold more than 25 million copies. A sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, code-named “Orion” was also teased, with the expectation of having over 80 employees working on it by the end of the year.

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077

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With the sequel to both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 queued up, millions of players from around the globe now look forward to their release, giving CD Projekt the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves from the disastrous release of Cyberpunk.

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