CD Projekt Red Announces The Witcher is Getting a Remake in Unreal Engine 5
The Witcher is being Remade Alongside Developer Fool's Theory
CD Projekt RED has announced in a post that The Witcher, the original game in the studio’s past work is getting a full-blown remake and is being developed from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5 alongside Polish developer, Fool’s Theory. It’s still early days for the project’s development and wants to ask fans of The Witcher games to be patient “as it will be a while until [they can] start talking about this project in detail.”
The remake project is known as codename Canis Majoris, which was previously revealed alongside a slew of other projects that the developer is working on earlier this month. It was described at the time as a “full-fledged Witcher game, separate from the new trilogy” and now we can see why as this game is very much a part of the previous trilogy. The Witcher Remake marks the first time that CD Projekt RED (with full creative supervision) is working with a third-party developer on one of its games which seeing how Fool’s Theory has Veteran Witcher developers it’s no wonder why.
We're thrilled to reveal that, together with @Fools_Theory, we're working on remaking The Witcher using Unreal Engine 5 (codename: Canis Majoris)!
“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,” CD Projekt RED studio head, Adam Badowski said in an announcement post.
“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.”