What's next, Witcher?
CD Projekt will offer up more single-player fun after Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński has confirmed that CD Projekt RED will direct their attention towards another single-player game after Cyberpunk 2077.
Kiciński said it will not be The Witcher 4, but did not exclude the possibility that it could be set in the Witcher universe. CD Projekt signed a new deal with Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski last December, renewing the company’s rights to exploit the Witcher IP across videogames, board games, comic books and related merchandise.
- Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed from April 16th to September 17th
- CD Projekt has ruled out a sequel to The Witcher 3, so fans are speculating that a prequel might be next
On CD Projekt’s next game: “We have two worlds and we want to create games in those two worlds. That’s why all planned games are either Witcher or Cyberpunk.” The Witcher is more popular than ever following the success of the Netflix series, so expect to see more games in the near future.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which company did both the creators of Two Point Hospital work at before?
- Hello Games
- Bullfrog Productions
Toss a coin to your Witcher developer
It may sound strange now, but CD Projekt was almost wiped out by the original Witcher. After its successful PC launch, CD Projekt started work on two new Witcher games, but Atari wanted console ports of the original game.
They hired Widescreen Games to work on the port, tentatively titled The Witcher: The White Wolf. Unfortunately, the company ran into huge problems porting the game, so CD Projekt sent a team to help them out – which ended up costing a massive amount of money, burning through nearly all the money they made from the original and putting the company on the brink of bankruptcy.
Their solution was to stop working on The Witcher 3 and pour all their heart, soul and ideas into The Witcher 2 – which ended up selling millions of copies, saving the company and paving the way for the spectacularly successful third game in the series.
Pokemon News and Events
Pokémon News Roundup
The next Pokémon Sword & Shield online competition is all about ‘Extreme Speed! Single Battles!’. Turn-timers are limited to just 10 seconds, forcing players to think on their feet and make quick decisions.
A new Battle Royale Cup has started in Pokémon Rumble Rush. The Mewtwo Cup is available from March 11th-25th, granting two pieces of Poké Glam to players who manage to earn it.
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX launched for Switch on March 6th
- Netflix released a remake of the first Pokemon movie Mewtwo Strikes Back on Pokémon Day, February 27th
Still selling like crazy: Pokémon Sword & Shield continue to dominate the Japanese charts months after it launched. Sword & Shield sold over 95,000 units last month, earning the third place in the retails charts behind Granblue Fantasy Versus and Person 5 Scramble.
Nintendo Lego Partnership
LEGO and Nintendo reveal Mario sets
LEGO and Nintendo have partnered to produce Super Mario LEGO sets with a unique twist: Children can interact with the Super Mario figure and collect coins in a level created using LEGO bricks.
The video shows a power button and a bluetooth icon on the back of the Mario figure, meaning Mario can collect coins and even take damage from hazards.
- Nintendo have said they are exploring new ways to engage with fans, and this LEGO set is certainly a novel one
- The sets are expected to launch later this year, but Nintendo and LEGO have yet to announce prices and availability
Takashi Tezuka on the sets: “The new product we created together with the LEGO Group seeks to combine two different styles of play – one where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created.”