CD Projekt Red revealed a new Witcher game is currently in development, and it will use Unreal Engine 5. The development progress or release date has not been announced for The Witcher New Game.
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is the latest game of The Witcher game series, and the franchise has sold over 50 million copies of the game. CD Projekt is also well known for developing Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt has also announced a new technology partnership with Epic Games. They switched from its existing in-house REDengine engine, which the company has used for over a decade, to Unreal Engine 5.
The New Saga Begins In The Witcher Franchise
Since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, released in 2011, CD PROJEKT RED has used their proprietary REDengine technology to build their games. But Now, They will use Unreal Engine 5, beginning a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games.
After this, A new technology partnership with Epic Games not only licensing but also technical development of Unreal Engine 5 and potential future versions of Unreal Engine. CDPR also confirmed that REDengine, the technology that powers Cyberpunk 2077, is still being used to develop the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.
Radek Grabowski, the global PR director for CD Projekt, also cleared some doubt about the game announcement on his Twitter.
What we have NOT announced today:
– A game called The Witcher 4.
– A game exclusive to one storefront.
It was our initial confirmation of a new saga in The Witcher franchise. Right now, we are not discussing any specifics in terms or story, characters, mechanics, or plot details.
— Radek (@gamebowski) March 21, 2022
Radek addressed that we haven’t announced the game title yet, the game will not be exclusive to one store, and CDPR didn’t introduce any further details such as a development time frame or release date.
Besides, The official Twitter account of the Witcher franchise replied to a tweet and mentioned the next Witcher game wouldn’t be exclusive to the Epic Games Stores.
We are not planning on making the game exclusive to one storefront.
— The Witcher (@witchergame) March 21, 2022
Recently, The company has confirmed ‘a new saga begins‘ in The Witcher franchise, with The teaser image for the new game where they hinted that the new game wouldn’t be named by Witcher 4. However, The game title is still a mystery for us, and we hope we can see progress details in further updates to guess its release year.