As is well known, CD Projekt RED continues to rely on the successful RPG series The Witcher in several respects and wants, among other things, to deliver a comprehensive remake of the first part. This will then also be given an important new feature: an open game world.
Developer CD Projekt RED recently presented its annual report for the third quarter of the 2022 financial year and also commented on the remake of the first The Witcher, which has since been officially confirmed. The original game will therefore be revised more extensively and should then have an open game world, which is a clear deviation from the previously linear process.
The corresponding statement reads: “The Witcher Remake is a story-based, single-player, open-world RPG.” The 15-year-old original game is thus adapted more significantly, after all, this was noticeably more linear than the two sequels. It remains to be seen how this will then be expressed in concrete terms in the implementation.
CD Projekt RED only officially confirmed several projects in October, including The Witcher Remake. The development of this game has been outsourced to Fool’s Theory, a Poland-based studio working on it under the direction of the original creators. This team also includes many employees who have previously worked within the Witcher universe.
In addition, further details are currently largely open; only that the Unreal Engine 5 should be used has already been confirmed. A new addition is the now open game world, which was simply not possible due to technical limitations at the time of release.
There is currently no release date for The Witcher Remake.
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