The Witcher Saga Continues with New Title in Development Using Unreal Engine 5

New Witcher is coming!!

CD Projekt RED has officially revealed a new The Witcher title is in the works and they are using Unreal Engine 5.

A new installment will continue The Witcher saga and it is now in development according to CDPR. They are going to use Unreal Engine 5 for its game engine, which will pave way for big improvements compared to previous titles especially The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

A new teaser image was shared together with the press release, which featured a medallion and the phrase “A New Saga Begins.” No other details have been shared like the development time frame or release date, but the medallion is semi-buried in snow, so that could be a clue.

The use of Unreal Engine 5 is going to be part of the multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games. The developers do note that they are not planning to make this game PC exclusive to Epic Games for a limited time. They are planning to release this on multiple platforms. The partnership is only for technical development and potential future versions of Unreal Engine.

CDPR CTO Pawel Zawodny stated:

One of the core aspects of our internal RED 2.0 Transformation is a much stronger focus on technology, and our cooperation with Epic Games is based on this principle. From the outset, we did not consider a typical licensing arrangement; both we and Epic see this as a long-term, fulfilling tech partnership. It is vital for CD PROJEKT RED to have the technical direction of our next game decided from the earliest possible phase as; in the past, we spent a lot of resources and energy to evolve and adapt REDengine with every subsequent game release. This cooperation is so exciting, because it will elevate development predictability and efficiency, while simultaneously granting us access to cutting-edge game development tools. I can’t wait for the great games we’re going to create using Unreal Engine 5!

Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeny continued:

Epic has been building Unreal Engine 5 to enable teams to create dynamic open worlds at an unprecedented scale and level of fidelity. We are deeply honored by the opportunity to partner with CD PROJEKT RED to push the limits of interactive storytelling and gameplay together, and this effort will benefit the developer community for years to come.

Aside from this announcement, CDPR has confirmed they are still using the REDengine for the development of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.

The upcoming new The Witcher title is still in development.