CD Projekt RED has just announced the official remake of the first The Witcher game in Unreal Engine 5. Yeap, this isn’t a joke. CDPR and Fool’s Theory are working on The Witcher Remake.
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
According to the teams, the game is in a very early development stage.
Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED, said:
“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.”
A few hours ago, we shared some mods for the first The Witcher game. This mod upscales all videos and in-game cutscenes. Then there is this must-have AI-upscaled HD Texture Pack which overhaulls all characters, monsters and animals. And lastly, this VR Mod allows you to play the game in… wait for it… VR.
Stay tuned for more!