The upcoming remake of 2007’s The Witcher will be an open-world game, according to CD Projekt Red’s latest Q3 2022 earnings report. According to the presentation, The Witcher remake (previously codenamed Canis Majoris) will be a “story-driven, single player open-world RPG.”
The original game took place in various parts of Vizima, the capital city of Temeria. However, movement throughout the city was limited due to the city being parsed into gated sectors. Going open-world for the remake implies that Vizima will be more freely explorable this time around and won’t have the same restrictions.
Though it is exciting to hear that the remake will be open world, we likely won’t hear anything else about the remake for a while. “It’s still early and we want to ensure that the game is created with the utmost care and attention to detail, therefore, while we’re excited to share the news with you, we want to ask you for patience as it will be a while until we start talking about this project in detail,” said CDPR in their remake announcement in October.
While there weren’t any other details in the quarterly earnings report regarding the remake, there are some details on the work being done on CDPR’s various other projects. The studio recently announced the release date for the anticipated next-generation update for The Witcher 3, which is now scheduled to launch on December 14. Stay tuned for more updates on The Witcher remake and other upcoming CDPR titles.