CD Projekt Red confirms Unreal Engine 5 remake for The Witcher
A few weeks ago, CD Projekt Red confirmed that it has several titles in development, including five The Witcher games. One of them was an "open world" game set in The Witcher universe called Project Canis Majoris. The studio has now confirmed that it is a remake of the first The Witcher game (launched in 2007) in Unreal Engine 5, something that has already been imagined earlier.
CD Projekt Red has refused to divulge more information about the project, stating that it is in the early stages of development. Polish studio Fool's Theory (of the Outriders, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Baldur's Gate fame) is developing The Witcher remake. The dev team supposedly has several "The Witcher veterans" on it, so one can expect the game to be true to the source material.
Unfortunately, The Witcher remake has no release date. It could potentially be months, or years before a teaser is shown off, let alone the entire game. Nonetheless, the news has been received well by long-term fans of the franchise. The Witcher's original 2007 version was janky, and it could stand to benefit greatly from the new features offered by Unreal Engine 5.