CD Projekt Red has announced that it will do a complete remake of the game that was released in 2007 for PC and that it will be reimagined by veterans of the saga who worked on the second and third installments.
It is unlikely that CD Projekt Red imagined in 2007 that The Witcher , its first game inspired by the works of Andrzej Sapkowski, would be as successful as it was and that it gave rise to one of the most beloved role-playing game trilogies in recent times. times .
Today precisely marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of that first game and to celebrate it, the Polish studio has announced The Witcher Remake, a reimagining of the first installment that will be rebuilt from scratch using the Unreal Engine 5 graphics engine along with the rest of the tools that CD Projekt Red is using to create the new saga of The Witcher.
The project, known until now as Canis Majoris (which we first got information about during the CDPR projects update earlier this month), is in an early stage of development and is being handled by Fool’s Theory, a studio specializing in arcade games. role that features numerous veterans who worked on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . Throughout the process, CD Project Red will perform full creative oversight.
“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.”