According to a slide included a newly-released financial report (which you can view here if you’re a nerd for financial reports), CD Projekt’s upcoming remake of the original The Witcher game is going to be an ‘open-world RPG’ and a ‘modern reimagining’ of the 2007 game.
Announced back in October, the remake of The Witcher is an Unreal Engine 5-powered 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.
In its original form, The Witcher was a pseudo-open experience made up of self-contained maps joined together by a linear narrative path, so taking things into what is presumably a seamless and player-driven open world is certainly going to be an interesting challenge for the studio.
“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.
CD Projekt recently, finally lifted the lid on its much-awaited “next-gen” update to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC as well.
The update, which is totally free to existing owners of the game, is coming on December 14th and brings a host of new visual features to the game.