The Witcher Project Sirius may be getting overhauled following ‘evaluation’

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It looks like one of the new The Witcher games in development may be going back to the drawing board, following news from CD Projekt Red last night.

The Polish studio has announced that it’ll be writing off around 40 million PLN of funds allocated to the project, which was originally announced as one of three new Witcher games in development last October.

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According to the announcement “The aforementioned decision is based on the results of evaluation of the scope and commercial potential of the original concept of Project Sirius, and ongoing work on formulating a new framework for this project.”

Though Project Sirius is still just a codename, and specifics of the game were still currently vague at this early stage, some initial details were offered by CDPR upon the reveal back in October.

The game was said to offer “multiplayer gameplay on top of a singleplayer experience” and is to be developed by The Molasses Flood, who were behind 2016’s The Flame in the Flood and 2020’s Drake Hollow.

It’s not known exactly how much of the game was completed – or if The Molasses Flood will continue on the new version of the project.

CD Projekt Red offered a statement to Eurogamer, but wouldn’t be drawn on any specifics as to the current state of the game or the results of the evaluation.

“Our current focus is ensuring that Project Sirius is aligned with the strategy of the CD Projekt Group,” they said. “At this point in time, we are neither providing insight into the evaluation of the project nor the potential future frameworks thereof.”

As well as Project Sirius, the other two The Witcher projects in development include a brand new The Witcher trilogy, and a remake of the original The Witcher game in Unreal Engine 5.

Meanwhile, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recently got itself a next-gen patch for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Release Date: May 18, 2015
    • - 19 May 2015 (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, Action RPG, Adventure, RPG
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