The new Witcher version will be made in Unreal Engine 5 by Polish studio Fool’s Theory, a studio that has supported the development of several RPG triads since its inception in 2015.
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The Witcher is CD Projekt Red’s first game released in 2007, and it’s the start of a trilogy that has impressed reviews. That’s why, when the studio announced the development of a remake with Unreal Engine 5 earlier this week, the fans out there, excited to be able to play this classic in an improved version. The studio that will take care of this new release, Fool’s Theory, has also already worked on the The Witcher franchise, for example, by helping develop The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Studio CD Projekt Red will oversee creative decisions to ensure that the Witcher DNA is not lost in this new release.
We’re excited to reveal that, along with Tweet embedWe’re working on a remake of The Witcher using Unreal Engine 5 (codename: Canis Majoris)!
– The Witcher (witchergame) October 26 2022
The Witcher was our first match and it was a huge moment for us at the time. Coming back to this place and remaking the game for the next generation of players to experience is great, if not greater.» Adam Padowsky, Head of Studio at CD Projekt Red.
The game was originally developed on Bioware’s Aurora Engine and released 15 years ago. The Witcher, which was released on PC at the time, was not available on consoles unlike on devices released later. The announcement of this new version does not specify a platform, but it is highly hoped that console owners can finally try it out. The release date is also murky, with the hope that fans won’t have to wait long to rediscover this RPG.
Canis Majors And the Polaris
CD Projekt Red at the same time confirms that this new version is the defining project Canis Majors which was revealed earlier this month. So fans can stop breaking their heads in the face of this mysterious codename. Uncover the other codename, PolarisIt will be the name of the first game in development for the new trilogy of The Witcher. So CD Projekt Red plans to create at least three new games in the world of The Witcher, but we don’t know when we can expect more information on this project. All that is known at the moment is that it will also be developed in Unreal Engine 5 and that its release is planned over six years.