CD Projekt Red has announced that a ground-up remake of The Witcher is in development at Fool’s Theory, a Polish studio home to previous CDPR developers. The project, previously named “Canis Majoris”, will be developed in Unreal Engine 5 and will use the same toolset that has been created for the new Witcher saga.
This announcement comes following CDPR’s group strategy update earlier this month, in which “Canis Majoris” was first revealed. However, at the time, no details regarding what the project entailed or who was behind development were revealed.
Right now, we still know very little about the project, but in the press release Adam Badowski (studio head at CD Projekt Red) gave the following statement:
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 updating the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it is just as big, if not bigger.
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.
It seems like it may be some time until we get any more news regarding the remake. However, you can be sure that RPGFan will provide coverage as more details emerge, so make sure to keep an eye on our news feed.
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