Polish videogame developer CD Projekt Red has announced that 2007's action role-playing hit The Witcher is getting a remake using Unreal Engine 5.
The game that started the popular franchise, which itself is based on the fantasy novel book series of the same name, first debuted some 15 years ago on PC and OS X.
This fresh take on the original, which was first teased with the "Canis Majoris" codename, is said to be in the early stages of development, and is being handled by the development studio Fool's Theory — with staff from CD Projekt Red overseeing things.
In a blog post announcing the remake, it was stressed that things will take some time as the team work to create this 'from the ground up' remake of the game "with the utmost care and attention to detail" — they added that it will be quite a while before the studio starts talking about the project in detail.
“The Witcher is where it all started for us [..] 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” — Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED
The critically acclaimed original tells the story of Geralt of Rivia — a traveling monster hunter for hire traveling across a fantasy medieval world.