Rumor: Witcher cancellation confirmed, CD Projekt Red lays staff off

Tuesday, 28th April 2009 21:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf has indeed been canceled, reports GameBanshee.

According to an “inside industry contact,” after the success of original game, CD Projekt Red started three other Witcher projects: the console port, The Witcher 2, and another IP in the series.

Due to the current economic crunch, the studio found itself forced to cancel the unnamed Witcher IP and lay off the staff working on it. Two dozen others were let go yesterday, when it was announced internally that Rise of the White Wolf had been canceled.

The Witcher 2 was saved, though, and the remaining staff are currently working on the multiplatform title.

Still waiting on official confirmation from Atari and CD Projekt Red, so hang tight till this information is officially announced.



  1. Blerk

    I think the phrase rhymes with ‘clucking bell’.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Not exactly ideal.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    At least there is Witcher 2 still in the works. Hopefully if that goes well, maybe they will start the console version up again. *Hopes*

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    The phrase I am thinking of is a ‘Queen’ song.

    Well there we go then, good luck to them.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Seraphemz

    I hope that it gets saved.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Dr.Haggard


    #6 6 years ago
  7. Hunam

    I suppose it makes sense to cancel the console version if the sequal is going to be multiformat and you are needing the shed projects, least the team responsible for the engine port can get to work on the sequal’s console ports. Tis a shame though.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Rhythm

    Ah, shit. Was really looking forward to this

    #8 6 years ago

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