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CD Projekt Red has announced the active development of a new game in The Witcher series. Also, the Polish developers are moving away from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5.
It’s not the first big series to make the jump; Mass Effect might be heading to the Unreal Engine instead of sticking with Frostbite.
The shift of engines heralds a new partnership with Epic Games. The partnership covers licensing, as well as technical developments moving forward. It also includes usage of newer versions of Unreal, if and when they release. CD Projekt Red is continuing to use REDengine in connection to Cyberpunk 2077, including the upcoming expansion.
Unfortunately, there are no other concrete details about the new Witcher game. Without even a hint about where in the development cycle the title is, and without even a vague release date, it’s safe to assume the next Witcher title is a long, long ways away.
CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher 3 in 2013 and released in 2015. That’s a pretty quick turnaround, all things considered. But the studio first announced Cyberpunk 2077 in 2012, and it took until 2020 to come out.
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