The Witcher Series Will Live On As CD Projekt Red Confirms New Game In Development Using Unreal Engine 5

Witcher fans have more to look forward to as CD Projekt Red has confirmed that a new game in the beloved RPG series is getting a new entry.

The Witcher Series Will Live On As CD Projekt Red Confirms New Game In Development Using Unreal Engine 5

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the much-loved Witcher series of games will be getting a new entry. The game is confirmed to be a whole new saga for the franchise, which only makes us assume that Geralt will no longer be the game’s main protagonist. this.

A new saga begins

A new saga begins

At the time of writing, no specific details have been shared. No release date is set and the team didn’t show a cinematic trailer to make this announcement like they did for Cyberpunk 2077 many years ago. Instead, a simple blog post on their main side made the announcement.

This fourth main The Witcher game was actually confirmed in March 2020. It was hinted at even further in 2018, but hasn’t been highlighted since Cyberpunk 2077 was in development.

Using the Unreal Engine

CD Projekt Red has confirmed that they will be moving away from their internal REDengine. Instead, they partnered with Epic Games. All of the technical development that will go into this unannounced Witcher game will be on Unreal Engine 5. They will be working closely with Epic to be able to ensure that their licensed engine will be able to achieve all of their goals for an open-game global.

Previously, CD Projekt Red used the REDengine for all of their games from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The Witcher III to the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion. Even further, they used a modified Aurora Engine which they leased from Bioware .

The Next Witcher Won't Be Store Exclusive

The Next Witcher Won’t Be Store Exclusive

It was also confirmed in a Tweet from the official The Witcher Twitter account that the game will not be an Epic exclusive. “We don’t plan to make the game storefront exclusive‚Äúsaid a Tweet. This makes perfect sense because CD Projekt Red has its own storefront, Good Old Games (GoG). It would be strange if their game didn’t appear on their own digital store.

Who is the main protagonist of the next Witcher game?

We currently don’t know who will be the star of the show this time around. We got to spend a lot of time with Geralt and his buddies at Wolf School. This specific group was the culmination of the three main games, the Netflix series with Henry Cavil as well as the “Nightmare of the Wolf” anime.

Will we see more of Ciri?

Will we see more of Ciri?

So who does that leave us with? Canonically, there are seven schools that train budding witchers. Each of these groups has different methodologies and practices, but they all produce extremely skilled monster slayers.

We have the School of Wolf, Griffin, Bear, Viper, Manticore, Crane and Cat. The teaser image on The Witcher’s website showed an abandoned locket encased in snow. The medallion, which the Witchers use to detect magic, looks quite feline. This may lead to speculation that the latest Witcher game follows someone from the School of the Cat.

Feline schools

Who do we know is part of the school of the cat? The Witcher III had a few segments you could play as Ciri while Geralt hunted her down. In these memories, we can briefly see that instead of a wolf medallion in the upper left like when we use Geralt, Ciri instead has a cat medallion. Does this mean we can potentially play as Ciri in the latest Witcher game? Probably not. But it’s fun to speculate.

Cat and wolf medallion

A cat and wolf medallion (Image credit: CDProjekt Red Online Store)

If we look even closer, however, we can see that the medallion looks a bit more like a lynx. These felines are even larger than cats, have pointed ears and tufts of hair on their chins. It looks quite similar to the pointed ears of the medallion and the pointed protruding segments on the lower part. Could this be a new The Witcher school entirely, or a ‘rebranding’ of the existing school of the cat? Could we even create a custom character instead of a pre-made character like in other open-world titles such as Elden Ring?

The witcher and where it takes place

The Witcher 3 is still a very popular game. So popular, in fact, that CD Projekt Red has committed to releasing a next-gen version of the game. improvements. Last I heard, the update was slated for a Q2 2022 release window, so likely between April and June.

I hope the next witcher will be just as great

I hope the next witcher will be just as great

We don’t know when the release date or what form this new Witcher game will take. Be sure to always check back with us here on Fextralife for all the latest and greatest news.

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