Last month, CD Projekt Red announced that it was officially remaking The Witcher, the first entry in the beloved RPG series. The Witcher Remake will be built using Unreal Engine 5 and promises to be quite a massive upgrade from the original 2007 game, but there will be some notable changes. Namely, that it will be a ‘modern reimagining’ featuring an open-world.
Speaking during its latest Q3 results briefing, CD Projekt Red confirmed that The Witcher Remake will be a “story-driven, single player open-world RPG — a modern reimagining of 2007’s The Witcher.” This puts it more or less in line with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which most gamers know the franchise by today. The Polish studio also confirmed that the remake was codenamed “Canis Majoris” before its announcement.
Other development teams at CD Projekt Red are also working on “Polaris”, the codename for the next major Witcher game, as well as several GWENT-related projects. The company confirmed that it’s currently working on a trilogy of new Witcher games including a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077.
Details are still quite scarce on The Witcher Remake, though. We do know that it’s being built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5 and is currently in the early stages of development at Polish studio Fool’s Theory. The project is being supported by senior staff members who worked on the previous Witcher games in order to ensure its quality.
In the meantime, fans of The Witcher 3 can get their hands on the free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade of the game next month, which includes a host of features like a photo mode, integrated mods, cross-progression, changes to camera and UI, quest fixes, Netflix’s series DLC and much more.
The Witcher Remake is currently in development for consoles and PC.
Source: CD Projekt Red