CD Projekt is on the rise. After the setbacks of the release of Cyberpunk 2077the studio is going up the slope and recently announced that it is working on a sequel as well as several The Witcher games. As the first episode of The Witcher trilogy celebrates its 15th anniversary today, the studio announces that it is working on a remake.
A remake under Unreal Engine 5
On October 4, we learned that CD Projekt RED was working on several games including a certain “Canis Majoris”. This name designating a 3rd party project was actually the code name of the remake of the first The Witcher game.
It is being developed by Fool’s Theory, a Polish studio made up of veterans of the franchise who worked on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, while CD Projekt is in charge of the creative oversight of the project.
At the moment, the game is currently in the first phase of its development. We have little information about it, except that it is rebuilt from scratch thanks to the Unreal Engine 5, which will also now be used on all the studio’s projects.
Adam Badowski, Director of CD PROJEKT RED, mentioned in particular:
The Witcher is the project that started it all for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. It’s the very first game we’ve done, and it was a big moment for us at the time. Going back to that time and recreating the game for the next generation of players to experience is just as huge for us, maybe even more so.
The collaboration with Fool’s Theory on the project is equally exciting, since some people there have been involved in the development of The Witcher games. They know the source material well, they know how much gamers expect this kind of recreation, and they know how to make ambitious and amazing games. And while it’s going to be a while before we share more info about the game, I know it will be worth it.
For his part, Jakub Rokosz, CEO of Fool’s Theory, says he is delighted to reunite with former colleagues and collaborate with CD Projekt on this remake:
I’m very glad that my professional path once again crosses paths with my fellow developers from when we worked together on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3. Especially when it comes to recreating such an expensive project. to our hearts.
We’re thrilled to partner with CD PROJEKT RED, and our goal is to give gamers another great game in the iconic Witcher series.
We will obviously have to wait before seeing the first images of the game, but we are already looking forward to knowing more about it. Remember that the first The Witcher was released in 2007 on PC and then in 2008 on Xbox 360 and PS3. Its sequel, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was released in 2011 while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launched in 2015.