CD Projekt Red has announced The Witcher Remake, being built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5. The remake is being developed by Polish studio Fool’s Theory with veteran staff members from the RPG series. This was the previously announced title with the codename “Canis Majoris.”
The Witcher Remake details are scarce but we know that it’s in the early stages of development. It’s a full-blown remake of the 2007 RPG that started the series and CD Projekt Red as a game developer, though was only ever released for PC. The Witcher Remake will likely reach more platforms including PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC as well, though no platforms have been named yet.
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According to the Steam page for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut, the original game is described as:
“The Witcher is a role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world where moral ambiguity reigns. Shattering the line between good and evil, the game emphasizes story and character development, while incorporating a tactically-deep, real-time combat system. Become The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, and get caught in a web of intrigue woven by forces vying for control of the world. Make difficult decisions and live with the consequences in a game that will immerse you in an extraordinary tale like no other.”
“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD Projekt Red,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio. “It was the first game we made, ever, and it was a big moment for us then. Going back to this place and remaking the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it feels just as big, if not bigger.”
“Collaborating with Fool’s Theory on the project is just as exciting, as some of the people there have been previously involved in The Witcher games,” Badowski continued. “They know the source material well, they know how much gamers have been looking forward to seeing the remake happen, and they know how to make incredible and ambitious games. And although it will take some time before we’re ready to share more about and from the game, I know it’ll be worth the wait.”
We’ll surely hear more details on The Witcher Remake in the coming months.
Source: CD Projekt Red