Unreal Engine

The Witcher Remake is under way!

The game that started it all is being rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5.


After a not-so-great Cyberpunk 2077 release CD PROJEKT RED have started working on remaking The Witcher, this time using Unreal Engine 5. This may see future titles released on Unreal Engine too.

The game is in the early stages of development at Fool’s Theory, a Polish studio, where veteran Witcher series staff are involved and CD PROJEKT RED, are providing full creative supervision.

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 remaking the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it feels 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.”