With a surprise move, CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher Remakeremake of the first chapter that will shoot using theUnreal Engine 5. This is a complete remake of the first episode, currently in the early stages of development.
The project was entrusted to the Polish studio Fool’s Theory, made up of veterans of The Witcher series (evidently kept on good terms with CD Projekt), then people who worked on the original. CD Projekt Red will provide its creative supervision instead.
The Cyberpunk 2077 study also revealed that this is Canis Majoris, a game of which until now only the working name was known. Unfortunately, the good news ends there, as it will take some time to get some new details and to see something concrete about the game.
“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. It was the first game we made, and it was an important moment for us. To come back to this place and remake the game for the next generation of players to experience. it looks just as great to us, if not more so, “said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio at CD PROJEKT RED. “Collaborating with Fool’s Theory on the project is just as exciting, as some of the people working there have already been involved in the development of The Witcher video games. They know the source material well, they know how eager players are to see the remake and they know how to make amazing and ambitious games. While it will take some time before we are ready to share more information about the game, I know it will be worth the wait. ”
“I am very happy that my professional paths have crossed again with fellow developers since we worked together on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3. Especially when it comes to a remake of a project that is so dear to us”, said Jakub Rokosz, CEO of Fool’s Theory. “We are thrilled to join forces with CD PROJEKT RED and our goal is to bring players another great game in the iconic The Witcher series.”