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The Witcher remake is an open world ‘reimagining’, still years away



In its latest investor report, CD Projekt Red has reiterated that the recently announced remake of The Witcher will be an open world game. It’s also being described as a “modern reimagining” of the 2007 title, which isn’t really surprising when you consider how janky Geralt’s opening adventure is by today’s standards.

The original The Witcher featured some pretty open environments, but it’s certainly not what you’d call ‘open world’. Given the success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CDPR’s first open world game – the move makes sense, although it’s worth repeating that the remake is not being handled by CDPR. It has been handed over to fellow Polish studio Fool’s Theory, which has developers who previously worked on The Witcher. It’s all come full circle!

It will be a long time until we actually see this remake in any kind of action. CDPR has confirmed that the project is in the very early stages of development, and is likely several years – at least – away from release. It’s being made with Unreal Engine 5, by the way, and will use technology that’s also being used for CDPR’s all-new The Witcher saga.


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