CD Projekt Red Confirms New Witcher Game, Will Be Made in Unreal Engine 5
CD Projekt Red has confirmed that a new Witcher game is coming. The studio behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced via a press release along with a teaser image that the game is not only in development but will be made using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.
The press release also noted that this upcoming Witcher game will be “kicking off a new saga for the franchise.” although it is unknown if we will be following a new protagonist or a completely different timeline altogether. Despite the unknown story details, CD Projekt Red moving away from its in-house Redengine that was used to make Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 to develop the new Witcher game on Unreal Engine 5 is exciting news for new-gen console owners and could be the beginning of exciting things to come out this multi-year partnership with Epic Games.
Speaking of the partnership and Engine, the press release reads:
“This is an exciting moment as we’re moving away from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5, beginning a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games. It covers not only licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant. We’ll closely collaborate with Epic Games’ developers with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences.”
The Redengine will not be set aside altogether as the studio did confirm that they will still be using the Redengine to develop the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.
The studio did not offer any more details regarding the new Witcher game, so development progress, release date, or time frame are still under wraps. Stay tuned as more information becomes available. Check out the teaser image below:
Source: CD Projekt Red