• CDPR is the gaming studio behind "Cyberpunk 2077" and "The Witcher 3"
  • "The Witcher 4" could be the next big-budget project that it would develop
  • The gaming studio has not yet confirmed anything related to "The Witcher 4"

CD Projekt Red (CDPR) may have hinted at the development and release window of "The Witcher 4."

A new job listing spotted by DualShockers has sparked rumors that CD Projekt Red is back in the development room for AAA projects.

According to the job listing, the Polish gaming studio is "looking for a talented and passionate Gameplay Designer" to work with them in Warsaw in developing "the best multiplatform AAA RPGs." Other details in the listing mentioned that the candidate must have "experience with narrative, multiplayer and/or shooters." Qualified candidates must also work during the "prototyping and implementing stages."

While the report did not mention which titles the Polish gaming studio is hiring for, Comicbook speculated that a recent update courtesy of CD Projekt Red's recent investor's call may have hinted at one of the studio's upcoming projects. During its recent conference with its investors, the studio confirmed that it will start the development of big-budget projects in 2022.

The Witcher 3
Promotional art for "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt."

According to the site, one of these big-budget projects could be "The Witcher 4." It added that CD Projekt Red confirmed in the past that more is coming from the series. Assuming that the gaming studio is indeed planning to work on "The Witcher 4" starting next year, the site predicted that the game's release window could be between 2025 and 2026.

"The Witcher 3" was developed in three-and-a-half years using a self-funded budget of $81 million. Since it is believed that the gaming studio is scheduled to work on more than one big-budget project, the development of "The Witcher 4" could take longer than its predecessors'. However, the site believed that it will be subsidized, considering that CDPR has a lot of money and resources than it did when it developed the successful game "The Witcher 3."

In the absence of an official announcement from CD Projekt Red, however, fans should temper their expectations about the title.