The Witcher will be making a return to video game consoles as CD Projekt Red announced a partnership with Epic Games to develop a new Witcher on the Unreal Engine 5, teasing a new saga will begin for the franchise.
The Witcher is one of the most popular fantasy franchises both in video games and out. Created by author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher series spans a number of books and was turned into a series of video games where players step into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher who embarks on quests to kill deadly monsters. The franchise has also spawned a few TV adaptations, including the recent Netflix series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt.
According to the post, the unnamed game will be the start of “a new saga for the franchise.” While it’s not entirely clear what that means for The Witcher franchise’s established characters, it’s possible that we won’t see a single gray hair of Geralt of Rivia’s in this new game. The announcement didn’t mention other significant details, including a release date or window for the game. Considering the rocky launch of CD Projekt Red’s latest game, Cyberpunk 2077, and the fact that the studio is still supporting the game, it’s not likely that we’ll see this new The Witcher title any time soon.
At the end of its post, CD Projekt Red reaffirmed that it is currently working on a Cyberpunk 2077 expansion that will still use the RedEngine.