CD Projekt dropped yesterday’s large videogame information within the type of a affirmation that The Witcher 4 (that is not the official title, however we’re sticking with it for now) is in growth. Particulars had been successfully non-existent—the first focus of the announcement, actually, was CD Projekt’s partnership cope with Epic Video games—however the connected picture was very fascinating: A Witcher medallion, half buried in snow.
This led to rapid hypothesis concerning the new recreation. The medallion shouldn’t be of the Wolf Faculty, which fairly clearly signifies that Geralt is not going to be the primary character within the new recreation. However what faculty it does come from is much less clear. My first impression was School of the Cat: It is a very feline face, and Ciri famously carries a Cat Faculty medallion in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. She’s additionally instantly related to the White Frost, a serious Witcher 3 plot level that I will not spoil, however you possibly can read about it here should you like.
However then others identified that the medallion seems extra like that of the Lynx School, a brand new faculty established after the occasions of The Witcher 3 by members of the Faculty of the Cat and Geralt’s hothead pal Lambert. A distinctly post-Witcher 3 setting could be a very good match for a follow-up recreation, and the the ears within the teaser picture are undoubtedly extra pronounced than these of the usual Cat medallion. The one drawback: The Lynx Faculty is fanfic, and has no foundation in both the Witcher novels or videogames.
That made the Lynx proposition appear nearly fully out of the query—till CD Projekt Pink international neighborhood director Marcin Momot tweeted this:
“This,” in case you possibly can’t see it for some motive, is a picture of actor and comic Kenan Thompson nodding with enthusiasm in response to somebody stating, “Seems like a lynx.”
And now I do not know what to consider. Is Momot, who is able to know what is going on on, confirming that the brand new recreation will comply with the Lynx Faculty storyline? Or is he merely acknowledging that the medallion does seem like a lynx? Has CD Projekt tailored the Lynx medallion design for the Cat Faculty to extra clearly differentiate it from the Wolf? Or is that this possibly simply the primary of a number of medallion designs we will see within the leadup to the right Witcher 4 reveal—each time that occurs—to remind everybody that the world of the Witchers could be very large and has so much happening?
I would not put an excessive amount of inventory in Momot’s tweet as a bedrock basis for the subsequent Witcher recreation—he is not going to simply tweet it out, proper?—however on the similar time, the essential info of the matter are inconceivable to disregard: Somebody mentioned “Lynx Faculty,” and CD Projekt Pink’s prime neighborhood rep mentioned “sure.”
I’ve reached out to Momot for touch upon the tweet, and one of many Lynx Faculty co-creators to ask in the event that they’ve had any contact with CD Projekt concerning the new recreation, and can replace if I obtain a reply from both.