We now know what one of the vaguely described and code named projects CD Projekt RED recently revealed is. That is, ‘Canis Majoris,’ which is actually a remake of The Witcher — the game that started it all.
This will be a modern reimagining of the 2007 RPG, with today’s technological advancements. It’s being built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 5 technology, as well as the toolset the company is developing for future Witcher titles.
This The Witcher remake is currently in development at Fool’s Theory — a game developer that specializes in RPGs and employs folks who previously worked on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3.
“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. It was the first game we made, ever, and it was a big moment for us then. Going back to this place and updating the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it is just as big, if not bigger,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “Collaborating with Fool’s Theory on the project is just as exciting, as some of the people there have been previously involved in The Witcher games. They know the source material well, they know how much gamers have been looking forward to seeing the remake happen, and they know how to make incredible and ambitious games. And although it will take some time before we’re ready to share more about and from the game, I know it’ll be worth the wait.”
“I am very happy that my professional paths have crossed again with fellow developers from the time of working together on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3. Especially when it’s a remake of a project that is so close to our hearts,” said Jakub Rokosz, CEO, Fool’s Theory. ”We are excited to join forces with CD PROJEKT RED, and our goal is to give players another great game from the iconic Witcher series.”