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CD Projekt RED announces new Witcher game based on Unreal Engine 5 – Games – News

CD Projekt RED is working on an all-new game in the The Witcher franchise. For the new game, the Polish developer is switching from its RED engine to Unreal Engine 5. A release date has not been announced yet.

The upcoming The Witcher game features a completely new story, apparently From the first teaser image† CD Projekt RED talks about a “new epic” within the popular franchise. It is not clear if this means that the game will have a new main character, or that Geralt will remain central. The photo shows a Witcher medal, but it does not look like a wolf’s head always hanging around Geralt’s neck. The company also didn’t reveal anything about the game’s inspiration; The first three The Witcher games were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series of the same name.

CD Projekt RED has a “multi-year strategic partnership” with Epic Games for the Unreal 5 engine. This will not only provide licensing of the game engine, but also technical assistance and additional engine development for the new game.

Remarkably, the studio is no longer using the self-developed RED engine for the upcoming game. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 used REDengine 3 and REDengine 4, respectively, which are other developments of the engine. Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming expansion will still use an updated version of the REDengine engine. The Next Witcher is CD Projekt RED’s first 3D open world game since the 2007 original The Witcher, which once again runs on a third-party engine.

In February, it was announced that The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz would serve as New studio started After leaving CD Projekt RED. He was accompanied by a number of former colleagues. In addition, CD Projekt RED a year ago Canadian game studio Digital Scapes has left to work on new titles from the studio. in the same month He went on to restructure CD Projekt to work on several AAA titles simultaneously. Currently, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher and a . are known to be Single player game about Gwent Work is going on.

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