The Witcher remake is officially a reality. The original Witcher came out for PC in 2007 and never saw a console release. On top of this, the game is known to house janky controls and unintrusive gameplay, which elevated future Witcher games. Taking all of this into consideration, it makes sense for the studio to greenlight this project.
Through an announcement on the official Witcher website, CD Projekt RED disclosed some information regarding the upcoming project. The Witcher Remake will get a ground-up remake on the Unreal Engine 5.
Originally codenamed Canis Majoris, Polish Studio Fool’s Theory is responsible for recreating the magical world of the game. The studio consists of veteran Witcher series staff, with CD Projekt RED providing full creative supervision.
“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “It was the first game we made, 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 said that he has full faith in the new studio for remaking the title since it consists of people previously involved with the franchise. He also said that they’ll take some time to share more information.
CD Projekt RED didn’t share any platform information for the upcoming game. However, we can expect it for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.