CD Projekt RED
has revealed it is currently in the process of developing a full remake of the original The Witcher
from 2007. The studio has also revealed the project is being built from "the ground up" using Unreal Engine 5 and will employ the same toolset being developed for the previously revealed new Witcher trilogy
The Witcher Remake, formerly known as
project Canis Majoris
is being developed by Fool's Theory
, an RPG sepcialist studio and also features a number of CDPR veterans from The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings
and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
“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,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “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.”
"I am very happy that my professional paths have crossed again with fellow developers from the time of working together on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3. Especially when it's a remake of a project that is so close to our hearts,” said Jakub Rokosz, CEO, Fool’s Theory. “We are excited to join forces with CD PROJEKT RED, and our goal is to give players another great game from the iconic Witcher series."
No further information about the remake was revealed, but burning questions arise such as will this "from the ground up" venture be open-world and could this lead to a similar fate for The Witcher 2 down the track? Among many, many others.
Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.
Posted 03:23pm 27/10/22
And yeah this remake is much needed. Playing it now, my biggest issue with it isn't actually the combat (which is what turns most people off) but the constant back tracking is brutal. I've downloaded a +50% movement speed mod which is almost essential. But the setting and atmosphere of the game is still fantastic.
Posted 05:40pm 27/10/22
Posted 05:42pm 27/10/22
Posted 08:01pm 27/10/22
But seriously, I look forward to the updates and maybe doing 1-2-3 clean into 4?
Posted 06:13pm 28/10/22
Honestly you should finish the expansions once the next gen update comes out. Hearts of Stone has one of the best villain storylines and Blood and Wine is basically a whole game on its own and gives the perfect send off to Geralt.
Posted 06:49am 29/10/22
Posted 04:21pm 29/10/22
Usually that's the other way around!