Already last year we reported that CD project is working red at a AAA game in the Witcher Universe . Nothing was officially announced, but a job advertisement revealed that a successor to the RPG hits The Witcher 3 will be on the program in the coming years.
Announcement by The Witcher – The New Saga
Since official announcements are also a bit fine, we can now tell you that the responsible persons of CD project Red with a press release just have a rausen. First, most important: With a new Witcher part, a completely new SAGA should be started for the franchise. Say: We do not necessarily have to do with “The Witcher 4”. The “The Witcher” title is underlaid with “A New Saga Begins”.
And then there was still an exciting second announcement: The previously used Red Engine is sent in pension. Instead, one has received a multi-year partnership with the experts at Epic Games to give the upcoming games optimally in Unreal Engine 5 for life. The in-house Red Engine is to be used only at the coming expansion of cyberpunk 2077, as the main game is on this engine.
Quotes from CDPR and Epic Games
If there are two as big names together, then you can look correct as a responsible person. Tim Sweeney, the founder and CEO of EPIC Games, commented on the partnership as follows: _ “We feel from the possibility to work with CD project Red, deeply honored – together we want to move the limits of interactive storytelling and gameplay – and this Effort will benefit the developer community in the coming years. “_
Also Paweł Zawodny, the CTO of CD project Red, reported to word and is looking forward to the engine change: _ “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. For CD project Red, it is crucial that the technical direction of our next game is set as early as possible, as we have used many resources and energy in the past, the RedEngine with any further publication of one Evolve and adapt plays. “_
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