Almost Half of CD Projekt Are Now Working on The Witcher 4 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2023 / 3,221 Views
CD Projekt Red in the latest earnings report revealed almost half of the employees at the company are now working on The Witcher 4, which is codenamed Polaris.
The report reveals that nearly 330 developers, or just under half of all staff, are working on the next The Witcher game as of October 31, 2023. CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński expects this number to grow to over 400 employees by the middle of 2024.
Jason Slama, who worked on The Witcher 3 and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, is serving as the director on The Witcher 4. Slama previously stated the team working on The Witcher 4 will not deal with crunch or being overworked.
The last mainline game in The Witcher series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in May 2015, for the Nintendo Switch in October 2019, and for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in December 2022.
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