CD Project Red confirmed what was already an open secret from the previous year. After cyberpunk 2077, his next game will return to the universe of the witcher, the franchise that catapulted them to success. Obviously, they haven’t shared many details since development is in its early stages. At the moment we know that the title will launch a whole new saga, so it is likely that Geralt de Riv will not be the main character. His story, in fact, ended in the third installment.
“We are pleased to announce that the next installment of the video game series the witcher is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise.”CD Project Red
Another interesting point, the project will become reality thanks to Unreal Engine 5, the next-generation graphics engine from Epic Games. This movement is somewhat “unexpected”, since the two The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt What Cyberpunk 2077 were developed on the REDengine. It is possible that, given the technical breakdowns that marred the launch of the second, the Polish study preferred to bet on a tool whose quality and proper functioning are more than guaranteed throughout the industry.
However, Unreal Engine is not exactly known to be an open world game development engine —except in special cases—. However, the association between CD Projekt Red and Epic Games goes beyond the tool that will bring the new The witcher. The hubs will work closely with Epic engineers to power open-world experiences in said engine. In this way, both win.
“It’s an exciting time as we transition from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5, beginning a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games. It encompasses not only licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as releases potential.” future releases of the Unreal Engine, if any. We will be working closely with the developers at Epic Games to help adapt the engine to open-world experiences.”
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When will the new one come out? the witcher? It is too early to risk estimating a date, especially with the multiple delays it has suffered Cyberpunk 2077. That yes, we hope that CD Projekt has learned the lesson of the fiasco of its last proposal, and that this is the turning point of a development process that not only meets the appropriate quality standards, but also an ideal working environment. for developers.