CD Projekt Red will remake The Witcher (2007) using Unreal Engine 5

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  • If you were nostalgic for playing a new version of the first The Witcher game, know that CD Projekt Red is already working on a female for this title.
  • The Witcher (2007) Remake, also known as Project Canis Majoris, is already under development by Fool’s Theory in collaboration with CD Projekt Red.
  • The companies are also working on Project Polaris, which will kickstart a brand new Witcher games saga, based on the legacy of Geralt of Rivia.
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We know for sure that fans of The Witcher saga will delight in hearing what we are about to say. CD Projekt Red still has big plans for the franchise and we are in store for a ton of goodies.

Earlier this month, the company actually revealed it has multiple projects in the works for The Witcher and Cyberpunk franchises, but no exact details were given.

Today, however, one of the mystery games was officially revealed to be a remake of the original The Witcher action RPG from back in 2007.

Project Polaris and Canis Majoris are in the works

No exact details were shared, but Project Polaris is the codename given to the first game in this fresh trilogy made by CD Projekt Red.

It is actually described as a story-driven open-world RPG built on the legacy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, so it definitely promises to be good.

Being that Project Polaris is still early in development, it will be some time before fans will get to re-enter the monster-filled universe.

However, CD Projekt Red plans a relatively quick release schedule for the rest of the series once the first game is out.

The full trilogy has a tight six-year release plan attached to it, and Unreal Engine 5 will be powering them, so just try and imagine the results.

Now, circling back to The Witcher remake, other than a title card, there is no trailer nor even any screenshots attached to the announcement, unfortunately, as development is still in its early stages.

The Witcher Remake is what you might know by the codename Canis Majoris, according to the CD Projekt Red company.

It’s still early and we want to ensure that the game is created with the utmost care and attention to detail, therefore, while we’re excited to share the news with you, we want to ask you for patience as it will be a while until we start talking about this project in detail.

Note that the only piece of information regarding the project shared by the company was that Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 will be what’s powering it.

Thus, the three brand-new Witcher games CD Projekt RED is currently planning out are also Unreal Engine 5-powered, with the main studio’s redENGINE getting the axe for future projects.

You should also know that The Witcher Remake (Project Canis Majoris) is being developed by Polish studio Fool’s Theory, with CD Projekt RED said to be providing full creative supervision.

In case you didn’t already know, Fool’s Theory has previously worked on games such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 as a support studio, and also touts a leadership team that was involved with The Witcher 2 and Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt‘s development.

As you would have expected, no platforms nor a release window has been shared for The Witcher remake yet, just like for the upcoming new Witcher trilogy that’s also under development.

If you want to experience the original game, The Witcher Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut can be claimed for free from CD Projekt’s GOG store by subscribing to its newsletter.

We should also mention that, besides all these Witcher games, including a multiplayer project, CD Projekt has Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion as well as a full-blown sequel to the futuristic RPG in production as well.

What other games do you think would be masterpieces if they were remade using Unreal Engine 5? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below.

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