Today, CD Project Red announced that a full remake of 2007’s The Witcher is currently in the works, coinciding with the original game’s 15th anniversary. The studio teased the remake under the codename “Canis Majoris” during their Strategy Update earlier this month. The remake is being built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5 and will also utilize the toolset the studio has created for the new Witcher saga.
CDPR has tasked developer Fool’s Theory with the project, a studio that specializes in role-playing games and that employs multiple veteran developers who have worked on previous Witcher titles. CDPR will be providing full creative supervision over the remake, however.
“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. It was the first game we made, ever, and it was a big moment for us then. Going back to this place and remaking the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it feels just as big, if not bigger,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio at CDPR.
“Collaborating with Fool’s Theory on the project is just as exciting, as some of the people there have been previously involved in The Witcher games. They know the source material well, they know how much gamers have been looking forward to seeing the remake happen, and they know how to make incredible and ambitious games. And although it will take some time before we’re ready to share more about and from the game, I know it’ll be worth the wait.”
The remake is in the early stages of development at Fool’s Theory. We’re pretty far from any solid release date or platform information, but we will be sure to keep you informed as new details emerge.