In a recent interview, The Witcher 4’s game director, Sebastian Kalemb, dropped a hint that suggests Geralt of Rivia will return to the series, but whether he’ll be the title’s main character is yet to be seen. It was also explained that the ambitious title is being designed in a way that welcomes new players to the series but also pleases veteran fans of the franchise.
How Is Geralt Coming Back?
‘Polaris’, as the game is known internally at CD Projekt Red, is set to be a monumental game that goes further than any other Witcher title that came before. It reportedly has more than half of the company’s developers working on it, and it’s shaping up to be something special. In a recent interview with Lega Nerd, Sebastian Kalemb suggested that the game will involve Geralt of Rivia in at least some way:
The Witcher 4 won’t be out for some years, and it’ll be a long time since the previous one, so we cannot just target the audience already fond of the saga. We must also build a new community. On that note, I believe I can say it’ll be an excellent entry point for many players, without forgetting the long-time fans who still wish to follow Geralt’s adventures.
It’s not expected to be a reboot of the franchise that peaked with 2015’s The Witcher 3, but it’ll still be able to serve as an introduction point for prospective fans. It’s not yet known how Geralt fits into The Witcher 4 – we don’t even know who will be voicing the character (but we hope it’d be Doug Cockle).
It’s time to get comfortable – The Witcher 4 (Polaris) isn’t expected to surface for several years.