The Witcher Remake is in Development, Using Unreal Engine 5

The Witcher Remake is being worked on by a new studio

Fans of the original The Witcher series now have something new to look forward to. And no, we’re not talking about The Witcher 4; we’re talking about a contemporary remake of the original The Witcher game. According to developers, CD Projekt Red, The Witcher Remake will be created with the latest technology, Unreal Engine 5. Here’s what we know so far about the release, codenamed “Canis Majoris.”

The Witcher Remake Will Be a Collaboration

Much like the original The Witcher game, released in 2007, The Witcher Remake will travel back in time to the events of the first game and the adventures of our titular protagonist, Geralt of Rivia. 

This time, however, instead of being a solo project by CD Projekt Red, The Witcher Remake will be a collaboration with the Polish studio, Fool’s Theory. According to The Witcher website, the new game has “veteran Witcher series staff involved.” and “CD PROJEKT RED, are providing full creative supervision.” 

The Remake is in Good Hands

Fans scared that a new gaming studio will be taking the reigns of their favorite series have nothing to worry about. Fool’s Theory–the studio now handling the remake, is no stranger to making acclaimed games. Team members there have worked on popular games like Baldur’s Gate III, Divinity: Original Sin 2 DLC’s, and Outriders

With nearly 60 people on their development team, including testers, 3D artists, designers, and coders–in addition to the oversight provided by CD Projekt, the future of The Witcher Remake looks bright.

“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. 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. 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.”

Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. 

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