The Witcher 4: CD Projekt RED Officially Announces New Video Game
CD Projekt RED, a Polish video game developing company officially announced on their official Twitter account and website that an all-new video game in the Witcher saga is in development. They also revealed the first image which shows the Witcher medallion lying in the snow.
CD Projekt RED became a worldwide known video game developer with The Witcher series of video games. Before 2020, The Witcher video games were the only games the company created, and then they released Cyberpunk 2077. The game was widely anticipated, but it had a rough release due to many bugs and performance issues that particularly affected the game on consoles.
Still, before Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015, which is today considered one of the best games of all time. The RPG game set in an amazing open world where the player could take numerous main and side quests as Geralt of Rivia was widely praised. The game won numerous awards, including the Game of the Year award, and it was praised for its gameplay, narrative, world design, combat, and visuals. The game also received two expansion packs, which also received praise.
In the official announcement on their website, the company revealed that an all-new game is in development, and for the first time ever, CD Projekt RED will develop the game in Unreal Engine 5. This is a very interesting change, considering they have been using their own REDengine since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The next Witcher game is being developed in close collaboration with Epic Games, which explains this big change. REDengine will still be used to develop future expansions for Cyberpunk 2077.
“We’re happy to announce that the next installment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise. This is an exciting moment as we’re moving from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5, beginning a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games. It covers not only licensing but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant. We’ll closely collaborate with Epic Games’ developers with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences. At this point, no further details regarding the game – such as a development time frame or release date – are available. REDengine, the technology which powers Cyberpunk 2077, is still being used for the development of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.” — CD Projekt RED