CD Projekt Red has announced that work has started on a remake of the original The Witcher game over at fellow Polish studio Fool’s Theory.
As per the announcement, the classic 2007 RPG will be “rebuilt from the ground up” using Unreal Engine 5 – that’s the same engine that’ll be powering the brand new Witcher Games announced recently.
In fact, this The Witcher Remake is one of those projects that was announced in that slate – specifically the project that was known as ‘Canis Majoris’ – developed by an external studio but supervised by veterans from CD Projekt Red who worked on the original.
The bad news is that it’s still very early days for the project – as both Fool’s Theory and CD Projekt Red “want to ensure that the game is created with the utmost care and attention to detail.”
Therefore, the teams are asking for patience from fans, and aren’t giving any release windows or platforms at this time – nor are they going into too much detail outside of this confirmation.
They did however, provide a quote from studio head Adam Badowski. “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.”
On Fool’s Theory, Badowski said “They 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.”
“And although it will take some time before we’re ready to share more about and from the game, I know it’ll be worth the wait.”
As well as this, a brand new The Witcher trilogy is in development, along with a single player spin off currently codenamed Sirius and developed by The Molasses Flood.
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