On Monday, CD Projekt RED confirmed that they are working on a Witcher sequel game. The announcement is made up of only one image: “A new saga begins,” says a Witcher medallion half-buried in snow.
The game will not be created on CD Projekt RED’s RedEngine, which has previously powered games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. Instead, CD Projekt RED will work together with Epic Games to develop this next Witcher game using Unreal Engine 5.
Witcher Sequel Statement:
“Epic has been building Unreal Engine 5 to enable teams to create dynamic open worlds at an unprecedented scale and level of fidelity,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. “We are deeply honored by the opportunity to partner with CD PROJEKT RED to push the limits of interactive storytelling and gameplay together, and this effort will benefit the developer community for years to come.”
The RedEngine will still be used in other projects, such as the planned Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, according to CD Projekt RED. While The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received positive reviews, Cyberpunk 2077 was heavily panned upon release due to its poor performance and clichéd depictions of numerous characters. Through a free upgrade patch, Cyberpunk 2077 was just reintroduced on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.
A current-generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is also in the works, though no release date has been set as of yet.