Witcher enthusiasts, be ready to return to the Path shortly! There will be a new Witcher video game released by CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the massively popular series.
Since its release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has earned more than 250 Game of the Year awards and helped bring The Witcher books into a wide range of new countries. Of course, that led to Netflix’s hugely popular series.
Many fans have expressed their desire for a new game in the series since The Witcher 3. CD Projekt Red has been mum on the situation. The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine’s final expansion saw Geralt of Rivia retire to the sun-drenched pastures of Toussaint.
It’s understandable that CD Projekt Red wouldn’t want to go directly into another game after such a strong send-off for the character.
— The Witcher (@witchergame) March 21, 2022
“A new saga begins” in the next Witcher video game
Dear Witcher fans: The Path will soon be reopened for us all. The studio behind the popular Witcher video game series, CD Projekt Red, has now announced that a new game is in the works. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a hugely popular game, winning more than 250 Game of the Year awards and helping to popularise The Witcher novels in a wide range of new countries. Of course, that led to Netflix’s enormously popular series.
Many fans have expressed their desire for a new game in the series since The Witcher 3’s release in 2013. As for CD Projekt Red, they’ve been quiet. Blood & Wine, the third and final addition for The Witcher 3, saw Geralt of Rivia retire to the sun-dappled meadows of Toussaint. After such a fitting conclusion, it’s understandable that CD Projekt Red would be reluctant to go directly into another game.
The Witcher 4 will use Unreal Engine 5
CD Projekt Red and Epic Games have struck a long-term agreement for the development of the next Witcher game, which will be built on Epic’s Unreal Engine 5. CD Projekt Red’s REDengine was used to create the previous Witcher games as well as Cyberpunk 2077.
Witcher games will now be played on Unreal 5, a testament to Epic’s commitment to constantly improving its technology to ensure the best possible gaming experience. Since Unreal is a more stable and commonly used game engine, it’s likely to be comforting to many fans who had troubles with Cyberpunk 2077.
As part of our internal RED 2.0 Transformation, we’re putting an even greater emphasis on technology, and our partnership with Epic Games is built around that idea. We didn’t approach this as a standard license deal from the beginning; instead, we saw it as a long-term, fruitful partnership between Epic and ourselves.
CD PROJEKT RED has to have the technological direction of our future game selected at the earliest feasible stage because; in the past, we spent a lot of resources and efforts evolving and adapting REDengine with every successive game release.
This collaboration is so exciting because it will improve development predictability and efficiency, while also giving us access to the most cutting-edge game production tools. Excited to see what fantastic games we can make using Unreal Engine 5!
One of the company’s founders, Tim Sweeney, also had something to say. It is Epic’s goal with Unreal Engine 5 to allow game developers to create dynamic open landscapes of unprecedented scale and detail. As a result of CD PROJEKT RED’s partnership with us, we’ll be able to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling and gaming together for many years to come.”
There will be a new Witcher game from CD Projekt Red, but they will not be fully responsible for optimizing their game engine. There were a lot of problems with Cyberpunk 2077, and perhaps this will help them prevent them.
Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is still in the works
Cyberpunk 2077 was also mentioned in the introduction of the next Witcher game, which included an interesting tidbit as well. Even though Cyberpunk is a great game,
it has been plagued by technical issues that have dogged it throughout its entire release cycle; they were so bad upon release that Sony pulled it from the Playstation 4 store and offered an almost unheard-of blanket refund to anyone who purchased the game digitally.
Since CD Projekt Red’s creators have had to put out a lot of fires, some fans have wondered if there would ever be an expansion for Cyberpunk.
An expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt based on Cyberpunk 2077 is currently under production, but, as stated in the game’s official press release According to the statement, the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is still being built using the REDengine, which was used for the basic game. This is the first time we’ve heard about the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion in a long time, so we’ll take it.