CDPR has announced they’re developing The Witcher remake on Unreal Engine 5. The game, codenamed Canis Majoris, is being rebuilt from the ground up along with developer Fool’s Theory.
CDPR says the game is in early development at Fool’s Theory where veteran Witcher series staff are involved and CDPR provides creative supervision.
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 (@witchergame) October 26, 2022
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,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED.
“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,” he added.
The company said it’d be a while before they reveal more details of the game.
The Witcher 3 is coming to next-gen consoles
On the other hand, CDPR is also bringing The Witcher 3 to next-gen consoles sometime this year. The game will have advanced graphics and higher frame rates among other things.