The Witcher remake in the works, will use Unreal Engine 5

CD Projekt Red and Fool's Theory are working on The Witcher remake.

Highlights
  • CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher remake is in the works.
  • The Witcher remake will be built in Unreal Engine 5.
  • Previously announced Project Canis Majoris is the same as The Witcher remake.

CD Projekt Red has announced that it is working on a remake for The Witcher. The Witcher remake will be built in Unreal Engine 5, which will also be used for The Witcher 4. The game is in early stages of development at Fool’s Theory studio in Poland. CD Projekt Red is offering full creative supervision on the project. It has also been confirmed that Project Canis Majoris, which was announced few weeks ago, is the same title as the remake.

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CD Projekt Red Head of Studio, Adam Badowski, said, “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.” Badowski added, “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.”

As reported by VGC, Fool’s Theory CEO Jakub Rokosz said, “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.” Fool’s Theory was established in 2015 by AAA game development veterans. The Polish studio has worked on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Outriders, Baldur’s Gate III, and other games.