The Witcher Remake is getting built in Unreal Engine 5

The Witcher Remake is getting built in Unreal Engine 5

The original Witcher is officially getting a remake.

The Witcher Remake was just announced today. The remake is rebuilt “from the ground up” utilizing Unreal Engine 5. So fans can expect a massive graphical improvement over the original game.

The original game was released on PC way back in 2007. The action role-playing game was exclusive to Windows PC and MacOS. The fantasy video game series is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher novels.

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The Witcher is not only a successful video game series with a number of sequels and spinoffs but also a popular Netflix television show. The show stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Cavill is perhaps best known for playing Superman in DC films.

Early Stages of Development

All we know about the remake comes from a statement on the game’s website. According to CD Projekt Red, the remake is “currently in the early stages of development.”

Translation: Don’t expect it anytime soon.

Here is the full statement from CD Projekt Red:

We are thrilled to announce that The Witcher Remake is being worked on! That’s right, the game that started it all is being rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5. 

The game is currently in the early stages of development at the Polish studio Fool’s Theory, where veteran Witcher series staff are involved. We, as CD PROJEKT RED, are providing full creative supervision. 

The Witcher Remake is what you might know by the codename “Canis Majoris”. It’s still early and we want to ensure that the game is created with the utmost care and attention to detail, therefore, while we’re excited to share the news with you, we want to ask you for patience as it will be a while until we start talking about this project in detail.

“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,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED.

“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.”