The minds behind the popular franchise, CD Projekt RED, announce a new game in development for The Witcher series. Fans of the action role-playing video game are immediately speculating on what this new instalment could be about. The announcement banner shows what appears to be a cat medallion covered in snow, and people are promptly suggesting it may be centred on Ciri.
Furthermore, this long-awaited news marks a significant step for CD Projekt RED, as they will be moving from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5 and closely collaborate with Epic Games to customise the engine for open-world experiences.
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CD Projekt RED is very excited about their collaboration with Epic Games, not only because they will have a stronger focus on technology and cutting-edge game development tools but because— as they set the technical direction of their next game from the earliest phase—it will boost development predictability and efficiency, making the use of Unreal Engine 5 for the next Witcher game an immersive and fulfilling experience.
Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Epic Games:
“Epic has been building Unreal Engine 5 to enable teams to create dynamic open worlds at an unprecedented scale and level of fidelity. 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.”
No further details have been released yet.