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CD Projekt RED announces remake of The Witcher in Unreal Engine 5 – Games – News

CD Projekt RED, in collaboration with Polish game studio Fool’s Theory, has announced an Unreal Engine 5 remake of The Witcher. The game is still in an early stage of development and does not currently have an official release date.

The Witcher, codenamed Canis Majoris, has been rebuilt “from the ground up” for Unreal Engine 5. The game is being created by Fool’s Theory, a game studio that previously supported primarily other developers, for example in Divinity development : Original Sin II and the Outriders. CD RED project retains In their own words Full creative supervision of the project. Veterans of the Polish company are also said to be working on Fool’s Theory, although it is not known if the original developers of The Witcher were also involved in the remake.

The companies haven’t released anything about The Witcher edition yet. Patience is required in both the tweet below and the linked blog article; It will take “some time” before more details are shared. CD Projekt RED is notorious for announcing projects long in advance, so expect it to take some time before The Witcher Remake is actually released.

The Witcher was released for PC in 2007 and was the first CD Projekt RED game. Unlike all subsequent games from the Polish developer, the game still uses a third-party engine, the Aurora engine from BioWare. Later, the company developed its own REDengine, which is the basis used in the updated configurations of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Cyberpunk 2077, among others. The all-new The Witcher The Projekt RED CD also uses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.