Swords up, The Witcher fans!
The original Witcher is finally getting a remake using the Unreal Engine 5, as announced by CD Projekt Red.
Previously known under the codename Canis Majoris project announced over a month ago, CD Projekt Red and Fool’s Theory are confirming the development of the game.
No further details about the remake have been provided yet, so fans might have to be more patient on this. The studio states in a social media post, “We want to do this right, so please be patient–it’s gonna be a while until we can share more details.”
The Witcher is celebrating its 15th anniversary today, commemorating the game’s first launching on October 26, 2007.
The Polish studio Fool’s Theory is leading this project, while CD Projekt Red works on “providing full creative supervision” in the “early stages” of the game’s development.
“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 says in a blog post.
On a final note, CD Projekt Red provides a message for fans to look forward to.
“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,” studio head, Adam Badowski said.
“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,” the studio added.
“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.”