CD Projekt Red recently announced the start of a new The Witcher saga, possibly another trilogy, with the first chapter already in production at the Polish studio. The announcement on March 21 was accompanied by a multi-year partnership with Epic Games, which will provide CD Projekt with the graphics engine to develop the game. Still, now the studio has confirmed that despite the agreement to use Unreal Engine 5, the video game will not be an Epic Games Store exclusive.
The partnership between CD Projekt and Epic Games has fifteen years, with the possibility of extension by both sides. Given the great interest of the community in The Witcher series, some players have speculated that the new chapter could have been published only on the Epic Games Store. Still, the Polish studio has intervened on social networks to deny these rumors, stating that at the moment it is there are no programs to make the game exclusive to PC. This means that the game will also be available on launch day on Steam, GOG, and possibly other online stores.
CD Projekt Red is already working on the new chapter of The Witcher, and since it is an Open World developed in Unreal Engine 5, we can expect it to be an exclusive for next-gen PC and consoles. We do not know the state of production, but the studio will hardly show the game before 2023/24.