• CD Projekt Red announced recently that it has entered into a new agreement with "The Witcher" author Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The new agreement triggers speculations that "The Witcher 4" might be on the horizon
  • CD Projekt Red is currently busy working on "Cyberpunk 2077"

"The Witcher 4" is beginning to look more likely following the new agreement entered into by game developer CD Projekt Red and author Andrzej Sapkowski. CD Projekt Red, the game developer behind the popular series "The Witcher," recently announced the good news on its official website, stating that the agreement further solidifies their relationship. At present, the game developer is hard at work on its most ambitious project, so far, "Cyberpunk 2077."

Over the years, Sapkowski has made it clear that he was not a fan of "The Witcher" game series. In 2018, he made a legal demand for additional payment from CD Projekt Red aside from the alleged minimal payment he agreed with the game developer back in 2007. CDPR reportedly settled the issue with Sapkowski in an undisclosed amount in the early part of 2019.

The latest announcement highlights that the two parties have not only put behind the previous disagreement but are also ready to move forward with future collaborations. "The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt" is one of the best RPGs of all time, according to PCGamer, and a sequel is understandably highly anticipated. In fact, fans have been talking about "The Witcher 4" that there is no shortage of speculations and theories about the much-anticipated fourth iteration of the game.

The Witcher Butcher Of Blaviken
"The Witcher" will portray the events that led Henry Cavill's Geralt to be named The Butcher of Blaviken. Netflix/Katalina Vermes

CD Projekt Red has positively commented about "The Witcher 4" several times. In the recent agreement, the most exciting part is the quote, which states:

The deal confers new rights upon the Company and reaffirms its existing title to 'The Witcher' intellectual property in developing video games, graphic novels, board games and merchandise.

While it does not directly say about "The Witcher 4" or a new video game is on the way, it is a reliable indicator that the game developer has a long-time interest in "The Witcher."

The agreement satisfies and fully clarifies the needs and expectations of both parties, past and present, and sets out a framework for the future cooperation between the two sides," explains the CD Projekt announcement. "The agreement grants CD Projekt new rights, as well as confirms the company's title to 'The Witcher' intellectual property in video games, graphic novels, board games, and merchandise.

Is "The Witcher 4" coming? There is a great possibility that CD Projekt Red will release another "The Witcher" game. But it might not happen anytime soon. Also, if CDPR is going to release the next game, it might not call it "The Witcher 4."