CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher will be getting a remake, the remake is in development at Fool’s Theory and will be rebuilt from the ground up on Unreal Engine 5. CD Projekt Red will have full control over the creative side and will assist Fool’s Theory, which is made up of former CD Projekt Red employees. The remake was initially introduced as “Canis Majoris”, one of the five Witcher projects revealed this year.
No platforms or release window were revealed. CD Projekt Red have however stressed that the game is early in the development cycle and that it will be some time before it is released.
Here’s what Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt Red, had to say:
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. 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.
Here’s what Jakub Rokosz, CEO of Fool’s Theory, had to say:
I am very happy that my professional paths have crossed again with fellow developers from the time of working together on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3. Especially when it’s a remake of a project that is so close to our hearts. We are excited to join forces with CD Projekt RED, and our goal is to give players another great game from the iconic Witcher series.