The original Witcher is being remade in Unreal Engine 5

CD Projekt Red has revealed that its previously announced “Canis Majoris” project is actually a remake of the original Witcher game.

The Witcher Remake is being “rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5” by Fool’s Theory, a Polish studio that employs developers who have worked on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt Red notes that it will be “providing full creative supervision.”

“It’s still early and we want to ensure that the game is created with the utmost care and attention to detail, therefore, while we’re excited to share the news with you, we want to ask you for patience as it will be a while until we start talking about this project in detail,” CD Projekt Red explained in the announcement post.

“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,” Adam Badowski, Head of Studio at CD Projekt Red, added. 

“Collaborating with Fool’s Theory on the project is just as exciting, as some of the people there have been previously involved in The Witcher games. 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.”

In addition to this remake, the studio previously announced a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, a new Witcher trilogy, and another Witcher title from The Molasses Flood.

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