CD Projekt has confirmed that a new Witcher game is in development, “kicking off a new saga for the franchise.”
The new game will be built using Unreal Engine 5 rather than CD Projekt’s REDengine, which the studio said will begin “a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games.”
“It covers not only licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant,” CD Projekt said. “We’ll closely collaborate with Epic Games’ developers with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences.”
No other details about the game, including a potential release date, have been revealed, but the teaser image included with the announcement suggests, as we already expected, that the new game will not feature Geralt. The snow-covered Witcher medallion is difficult to make out but is definitely not from the School of the Wolf. To my eye, the ears and nose have the appearance of the School of the Cat, an outcast school that’s apparently the only one that trains women and non-humans.
It’s also the medallion carried by Ciri in The Witcher 3, although she didn’t actually earn it from the school, but took it from a bounty hunter hired to kill her—which could point to a post-Witcher 3 spinoff series. Whatever it is, we will definitely be watching closely.
Go to Source