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CD Projekt Red has revealed that they will be working with Polish studio Fool’s Theory on a remake of The Witcher, rebuilding everything “from scratch” in Unreal Engine 5. It was previously planned under the codename “Canis Majoris”, and no further details about the game itself have been confirmed. Here are the big news from The Witcher’s Twitter feed:
The Witcher continues to be one of the most beloved fantasy franchises, including the written source material, original games, and recent television adaptation. With a strong hook, memorable characters and a potent setting, this series definitely deserves a remake.
The fact that CD Projekt Red has dedicated a full rebuild should be very promising for fans, as the process will require extraordinary effort.
The original game was released in 2007, and technology has advanced exponentially since then, so it will be a completely fresh experience. This will prove to younger players why the series is such a fan favorite since the last entry was simply an augmented reality mobile game. The mythology is arguably the highlight of the series, while its mechanics have been a bit of a mixed bag.
On top of the remake news, a follow-up tweet answered a fan question and added it The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt joining next-gen consoles “soon”:
The Witcher 3 was the highly acclaimed conclusion to the core series, and released back in 2015. Immediately following the developers’ response, fans speculated that a trailer for the next-gen release could be expected at this year’s Game Awards. The Game Awards 2022 are scheduled to stream live on December 8, 2022 from an in-person event at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater:
CD Projekt Red has assured fans that they will have “full creative oversight” and that their partner on the remake, Fool’s Theory, includes veteran staff from The Witcher series.
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