If Project Vitriol can capture a fraction of Witcher 3's bleak charm, we're in luck.
Introducing Witcher 3 Devs' New "Morally Ambiguous" RPG Project Vitriol
But Fool's Theory, the studio composed of several ex-Witcher 3 devs looking for a break from the crunch-ridden world of AAA titles, has instead stepped up to wet our collective whistles with the announcement of a new 'morally ambiguous' RPG codenamed 'Project Vitriol' set in Warsaw, Poland whilst under imperial Russian rule.
Fool's Theory are thus far known only for their isometric stealth and action RPG, Seven: The Days Long Gone. Though they have also lended 'project support' to bigger titles including Baldur's Gate III. But with such a limited repertoire, it's no surprise that Project Vitriol is their biggest project yet, and one that they will be working on with Frostpunk publisher 11 Bit Studios.
In the 30-second teaser trailer for the upcoming title, very little is revealed. It includes just a few short words spoken over the top: "In a city like this, there's more than meets the eye." Which certainly suggests that we'll be faced with the kind of impactful yet 'morally ambiguous' choices for which the Witcher series is known and adored.
And this is backed up by CEO Jakub Rokosz, who, as reported by PCGamesN, added that Project Vitriol will be a "a deep, morally ambiguous narrative-driven RPG" all about "the esoteric side of reality, that dark part of the world that most of us don't see and are not aware of its existence."
Whilst the teaser and limited information we have received has our interest well and truly piqued, that's everything we know about the dark upcoming RPG. However, the teaser also promised a global reveal in Summer 2022 - so watch this space as we keep an eye out for updates.