CD Projekt Red Says The Witcher Remake Will Be Open-World
CD Projekt Red recently revealed that the project previously codenamed Canis Majoris would be a remake of The Witcher. The developer behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which has its new-gen update just a couple of weeks away, dropped the news during their quarterly financial call. CDPR reiterated that Fool’s Theory will handle the development of The Witcher Remake. They also released an image showing the previous codename, Canis Majoris, and below it, was written that the remake would be a “story-driven, single player open-world RPG – a modern reimagining of 2007’s The Witcher.”
As the developer looks to rebuild the original title in the hit trilogy series with the 2007 entry that started it all. They look to give the game a complete overhaul to modernize it and steer away from the closed-off hub-like levels we found ourselves in when playing the original game. This goes along with their previous notes in the announcement press release which said they will be using Unreal Engine 5 technology to develop the game. The project finds itself in the early stages of development at developer Fool’s Theory.
Earlier in the month, CD Projekt Red had announced that they had quite a few projects in the works including a new Cyberpunk game and multiple Witcher games. Canis Majoris was referenced to be a “full-fledged” Witcher title and with the reveal of The Witcher remake, we now know that they plan on building the remake from the ground up.
No further details or release date were given during the quarterly call. The Witcher Remake is still in the early stages of development, so it may be a while before we get more news.
Source: CD Projekt Red