Officially Announced: Development under way for the Next Witcher Game
CD Projekt RED finally revealed that the next installment of The Witcher saga will be released.
Today, the developer confirmed via Twitter that a new entry to the fantasy RPG series was in development and will launch a “new story” for the franchise.
The in-development game is still under wraps. However, it is important to remember that CDPR stands for and not calling it The Witcher 4.. We don’t know what this means for Geralt, but it is likely that he won’t be the main character in the new game.
We do know that CDPR will be moving from its REDengine to Unreal Engine 5 as part a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games.
It covers licensing and technical development of Unreal Engine 5. This includes future versions of Unreal Engine. CDPR stated in a blog post that we will closely work with Epic Games developers, with the primary purpose of helping tailor the engine to open-world experiences.
We are still waiting for details on the release window and platforms, but we can assume that this new game will be available exclusively to PC-based new-gen consoles.
What about the story? The story is a bit more complicated than that. The Witcher medallion, which was buried in snow, doesn’t look like the School Of The Wolf one that Geralt wears. It doesn’t look like it belongs to anyof existing schools in The Witcher. This could mean that there is a new group of Witchers or that one of the schools has been slightly redesigned. It could be the School Of The Cat. However, I get jackal vibes.
Anyway! We won’t know much more about the new game for a while, so let us just relax and let the Witcher experts out there take apart this teaser image to find two dozen other things that I didn’t see.