A post on The
reveals that a new The Witcher
game is in the works,
continuing CD PROJEKT's highly regarded RPG franchise. The post is dated March
1st, but someone is messing with us, because it went up today. There aren't many
details, but there is word that the project will utilize the Unreal engine
instead of the company's in-house REDengine. This will involve collaborating
with Epic, but
the new game will not be exclusive to Epic Games Store
or any other
storefront (which makes sense, given CD PROJEKT's ownership of GOG.com). Here's
This is an exciting moment as we’re moving from REDengine to
Unreal Engine 5, beginning 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. We'll
closely collaborate with Epic Games’ developers with the primary goal being to
help tailor the engine for open-world experiences.
At this point, no further details regarding the game — such as a development
time frame or release date — are available.
REDengine, the technology which powers Cyberpunk 2077, is still being used for
the development of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.