CD Projekt RED’s original 2007 action RPG, The Witcher, is getting a remake.
Earlier this month, CD Projekt announced a slew of new Witcher games in development including a brand-new mainline game to kick off a new trilogy. That game is currently codenamed “Polaris”, but one of the other titles teased, codename “Canis Majoris”, has just been revealed to be the remake of The Witcher, completely rebuilt in Unreal Engine 5.
The remake is being developed externally, by studio Fool’s Theory, with CDPR assuring fans that veteran series staff are involved in development and that CD Projekt RED is providing complete creative supervision.
“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.”
“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.”
– Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED.
Interestingly, in the replies to the tweet announcing this remake a fan prompted CDPR for an update on the incoming new-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, to which the official account responded: