CD Projekt RED reveals that it’s adding more developers working on The Witcher 4

CD Projekt RED has revealed at its financial results meeting that they will soon be prioritizing a big part of its team to The Witcher 4 (codenamed Polaris) after completing the main development of the expansion pack of Cyberpunk 2077 known as Phantom Liberty.

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“After releasing PL a part of the team will obviously transfer to Polaris. Some of the remaining members will focus on supporting other ongoing projects like Orion or Hadar, but bear in mind we’ll also be supporting Phantom Liberty after launch.”

“Coming back to the current allocation of developers – at the end of July, the Phantom Liberty team, working on the pre-release phase, consisted of 300 people. That’s fewer than at the end of 2022, but it remains our biggest team. On the other hand, The Polaris team has grown to almost 260 developers by the end of July”

— Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is set to launch in less than a month on September 26, 2023 and thus after a large amount of its team moving onto the developing The Witcher 4, it may be assumed that it will soon have a team consisting of 300 to 400 developers.

As of the moment, there is still no tentative date as to when The Witcher 4 will be released but it is expected to be released by 2025, making it 9 years since the last installment with The Witcher 3.

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As for the other projects, Orion is said to be the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, Project Sirius is to be a new Witcher spin-off that is developed by The Molasses Flood, and Hadar being a new IP developed by CD Projekt RED

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