The next 'Witcher' game could focus on Geralt's adopted daughter Ciri.

The Witcher 3's Ciri

The Witcher 3's Ciri

CD Projekt Red's principle writer, Jakub Szamalek, has admitted he felt the third instalment in the action role-playing gaming franchise could have shown more of the "amazingly rich and complex character" and her backstory.

Speaking to VG247, Szamałek quizzed the interviewer on whether they'd "like to play a game with Ciri as a lead character".

He then confessed: "Due to obvious reasons - well, she's pretty much gone for two thirds of the game - she didn't get quite as much screen time as we writers would have liked.

"But hey, maybe it's something we'll get to get back to in the future."

His comments come after the CD Projekt's president, Adam Kiciński, previously said production on a new game in the 'Witcher' franchise could begin "immediately" after Cyberpunk 2077 is released.

According to a report, which was translated by IGN, a new game set in the world of 'The Witcher' will begin production after 'Cyberpunk 2077' releases in September this year.

Work is set to begin right after the previous game is finished, and whilst the next game will be set in the same universe as 'The Witcher', it will not be called 'The Witcher 4'.

However, following the publication of the report, studio head Adam Badowski issued a statement on Twitter clarifying the company is solely focused on 'Cyberpunk' right now - although he did not deny a possible return to 'The Witcher'.

He tweeted: "The Witcher is always in our hearts and minds, but currently we are fully focused on Cyberpunk 2077. When the right time comes, we will begin to talk about other projects. (sic)"

According to the original report, work on the game will begin small, as most of CDPR staff will continue working on 'Cyberpunk 2077' content after the game releases, with much of the team working on the game's upcoming multiplayer modes.