CD Projekt Red have announced their next Witcher project, which was codenamed Canis Majoris, is actually a full remake of the original release, simply titled The Witcher Remake. If you’re someone who came into the series for the third game alone, this’ll be right up your alley.
The Witcher Remake will see the first game being remade from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5, using the toolset that CD Projekt Red is creating for their upcoming Witcher saga, and is being developed by the Polish studio Fool’s Theory. You might not have heard of Fool’s Theory, but they specialise in RPG development and the team boasts some industry veterans who have previously worked on both The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CDPR are also providing full creative supervision, so the project should be in safe hands.
In a press release regarding the announcement, Head of Studio for CDPR Adam Badowski said: “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 updating the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it is just as big, if not bigger. 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.”
The Witcher Remake is still only in the early stages of development at this time, so no release date or platforms have been announced right now, but PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X & S are the most likely candidates. Considering the original release of The Witcher was only available on PC, it’ll be great to see the start of Geralt’s journey in gaming make the jump over to consoles.
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