CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the acclaimed The Witcher franchise, have announced today on their official site that they have started work on a new game in the series. The team have moved on from their REDengine to Epic Games potent Unreal Engine 5 for the project. The next The Witcher game is likely to be very early in development and therefore won’t be released for a number of years. CD Projekt Red wouldn’t commit to a release or development time frame. Here’s what was said:
“We’re happy to announce that the next installment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise.
This is an exciting moment as we’re moving from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5, beginning a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games. It covers not only licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant. We’ll closely collaborate with Epic Games’ developers with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences.
At this point, no further details regarding the game — such as a development time frame or release date — are available.
REDengine, the technology which powers Cyberpunk 2077, is still being used for the development of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.”
OH OK, because im sure those aren’t pshing scams. As sure as i wouldn’t trust CDPR to make an open world free roam sandbox game after playing Cyberpunk. You just got Cyber-punked!!!
Not sure why Nintendo news sites like this and Nintendo Life covers almost anything related to the whole Witcher franchise, just because of one port (The Witcher 3, including its expansion packs) and one spin-off (Thronebreaker) on Switch, but thats just me.
I can only see this new game coming as another cloud version for Switch, or coming for the next Nintendo console (if its powerful enough to run the game, which I’m not holding my breath for).
Putting all that Nintendo stuff aside now, I hope CDPR learned their lesson after Cyberpunk 2077 and do not mess things up at launch.