Original Witcher Remake In Development With Unreal Engine 5 (VIDEO)
We already knew CD Projekt Red was brewing up multiple big games, but little was known about a project known as “Canis Majoris” until now. As per a new entry to the Witcher website, CDPR has announced a remake of the original Witcher game is currently “in the early stages of development,” utilizing the next-gen Unreal Engine 5. Polish studio Fool’s Theory is set to lead the project with “veteran Witcher series staff,” as CD Projekt Red provides “full creative supervision” and ensures the remake is “created with the utmost care and attention to detail.”
“[Fool’s Theory] 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,” CDPR boss Adam Badowski said in a statement. “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.”
As mentioned above, the original Witcher was CD Projekt’s first game as a developer, with the classic RPG title releasing for PC back in 2007. Taking place after the events of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel series, the adventure follows Geralt of Rivia as he navigates a morally grey fantasy world and slays supernatural monsters for coin. The title got a featureful Enhanced Edition in 2008 and very nearly got a console release in 2009. However, plans for these ports very quickly fell apart and only the sequels made their way to consoles.
The good news is that it’s very likely that the Witcher remake will be brought to consoles, though, there isn’t much else we might be able to speculate. CDPR already confirmed “it will be a while until we start talking about this project in detail,” so fans should probably refrain from holding their breath. Of course, those hungry for more Witcher are likely to have their fill, with multiple new games, a next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3, and several live-action spin-offs in the works at the moment.
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