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The Witcher Remake Announced and is Currently in Development – Effinate Games


CD Projekt RED has recently announced a remake of the first Witcher game and that it is currently in development. This was announced in a recent post on the official Witcher website. This would be the first official main game in the series after the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt back in 2015.

Details on The Witcher Remake

The remake of the first Witcher game will be done with Unreal Engine 5 this time. This suggests that they will not be using the RED Engine, which was used in The Witcher 2 and 3. It was also used in the recently released Cyberpunk 2077. The use of Unreal Engine 5 is part of a strategic agreement with Epic Games , which lasts for several years. Earlier in March, another Witcher game was announced to be in development. But it will start a new saga in the Witcher series based on the novels of the same name.

The Witcher Remake is currently titled ‘Canis Majoris’. According to the announcement, the game is currently in the early stages of development at the Polish studio, Fool’s Theory. Veteran Witcher series staff are involved in the studio of this remake project. CD Projekt RED, on the other hand, will be responsible for full monitoring of the development. This means they won’t have as much involvement as the previous Witcher titles, but still a crucial amount nonetheless.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Adam Badowski, studio manager at CD Projekt RED says,

“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. It was the first game we ever made and it was a big moment for us at the time. To go back to this place and remake the game for the next generation of players to experience feels just as big, if not bigger”.

With this remake, fans of the series are sure to be excited as there hasn’t been a proper Witcher game in seven years. We can expect more details about the remake soon.

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