The Witcher franchise is probably going to make a comeback at some point, but don't bank on it being called The Witcher 4, developer CD Projekt RED has said.

Right now the studio is busy beavering away on the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077, and has a second project also in the pipeline. Right now however, the developer isn't saying anything about this mystery title.

The Witcher series is obviously on everyone's minds when it comes to the Warsaw-based code house, and indeed this was the case when Bankier.pl quizzed CD Projekt RED's big cheese Adam Kicinski recently.

So, will there be a Witcher 4? 

'The first three Witchers were by definition a trilogy, so we simply could not name the next game The Witcher 4,' KiciƄski replied. 'This does not mean, of course, that we will leave the world of The Witcher, created by us for over a dozen years. The Witcher is one of two franchises on which to build in the future activities of the company. Today, unfortunately, I can not reveal anything more.'

This ties in neatly with what the studio had previously said about the future of The Witcher, where it highlighted the fact Geralt's tale was done and dusted in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, not the series as a whole.

For the record, voice actor Doug Cockle thinks The Witcher 4 (as he calls it) should be all about Ciri. 

The Witcher franchise launched in 2007 and has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, so it's unlikely we've seen the last of it.