CD Projekt RED Confirms New Witcher Game Is In Development
The Witcher series has been a gaming phenomenon, beloved by RPG fans and finding an audience with many millions more who usually wouldn't bother. It's made a household name out of Geralt, with the games being adapted into a hugely popular Netflix series, there's truly no limit to the reach of The Witcher's world.
And now, it looks as though it's about to get much bigger indeed.
CD PROJEKT RED Reveals A New Witcher Game Is In Development
In a hugely surprising reveal, CD PROJEKT RED has officially announced that the next game in The Witcher series is currently in development.
The news has been revealed in a post to the official website of The Witcher claiming that a "new saga" is on the way.
"We're happy to announce that the next instalment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise," reads the announcement.
The New Witcher Game Will Use Unreal Engine 5
The game is set to be developed in Unreal Engine 5 rather than the company's own REDengine, which one could read as an admittance that Cyberpunk 2077, which arguably had one of the most disastrous launches of any game ever, proved a final nail in the coffin for CD Projekt RED's in-house engine a fact they alluded to in their reveal.
"It is vital for CD PROJEKT RED to have the technical direction of our next game decided from the earliest possible phase as; in the past, we spent a lot of resources and energy to evolve and adapt REDengine with every subsequent game release," said CTO of CD Projekt Red, Pawel Zawodny.
This studio also claimed that they will be working with Epic Games closely throughout development, in a two-way process that will see the Polish-based games studio help develop open world tools for the Unreal Engine 5.
"One of the core aspects of our internal RED 2.0 Transformation is a much stronger focus on technology, and our cooperation with Epic Games is based on that principle," says CD PROJEKT RED's CTO Pawel Zawodny. "From the outset, we did not consider a typical licensing arrangement; both we and Epic see this as a long-term, fulfilling tech partnership."
This announcement is massive and hints that the next instalment in The Witcher's franchise could be the very best yet. After Cyberpunk 2077, you feel it has to be.