CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the medallion in its new Witcher game is from a new School of the Lynx that appears to be being invented for the new game.
Speaking to Eurogamer, the developer’s Global Communication Director, Robert Malinowski, confirmed that the medallion is not from a currently canon school of witchcraft. “Some mysteries shouldn’t be so mysterious,” he said. “I can confirm that the medallion is indeed shaped after a lynx.”
The protagonist of the previous game, Geralt, is from the school of the wolf, his witcher’s guild, and the other schools are the cat, the griffin, the bear, the viper, the manticore and the crane.
The School of the Lynx is therefore a brand new school that CD Projekt Red is creating for The Witcher 4 (for lack of an official name). This in itself is not particularly unusual since Andrzej Sapkowski’s original book series only includes the wolf, cat and griffin schools and CD Projekt has previously invented others.
While there is no official School of the Lynx in the books or games, a popular Witcher fan fiction features the guild in a story based on other existing Witcher characters Lambert and Keira Metz. However, there’s no word on whether CD Projekt Red was influenced by any of these stories, meaning the announcement of a brand new school essentially sends theorists back to step one.
The internet was in a frenzy when CD Projekt Red made the game announcement on March 21st, with fans debating whether Ciri could be the new game’s main character. The School of the Lynx endorsement doesn’t refute that idea, because although Ciri already wears a School of the Cat medallion, one thing could lead to the other for obvious reasons.
Another theory, on the other hand, is now less likely. The teased locket looked like a fan-favorite character, Vesemir’s locket from the Netflix witcher anime film: Nightmare of the Wolf, but now that it’s been confirmed that it’s not a wolf, there’s little to suggest that the new game Vesemir will include, especially since he died during the course of the last game.
The new Witcher game was teased just hours after a fan may have found The Witcher 3’s final secret, but CD Projekt Red didn’t say much beyond that the game will run on Unreal Engine 5.
The director, Jason Slama, commented that he would not allow any crunch under his supervision and addressed concerns that the staff would be forced to work in harsh conditions like they did on Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt Red last released a mainline Witcher game with the release of Wild Hunt in 2015, but has since released Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher Tales: Thronebreaker, and Gwent. IGN recently gave The Witcher 3 a top spot among our best open-world games of all time, saying in our 9/10 review: “With its massive size and meticulously detailed rendering, The Witcher 3 finishes Geralt’s story on a high note.”
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