The Witcher: A New Saga Begins 🐉

The Witcher: A New Saga Begins

We [CD Projekt RED] are happy to announce that the next installment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise.

Just announced today, on various channels. (Here’s one. And another. And a third!)

Two other significant points in the announcement:

  1. Development of the new game will move from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5.
  2. CDPR are beginning a “multi-year strategic partnership” with Epic Games.

No details about the actual game, development time frame, or release date were made. And I have a feeling there won’t be any more news or teases until right at the end of development. And then only if CDPR are happy with the results. The Cyberpunk 2077 release fiasco is still fresh…

thewitcher.com | A New Saga Begins
I’m going to call it Witcher 4 until we know better…

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Jason Slama, the current Game Director for Gwent, will helm the new project. And is looking to fill “tons of open roles with the possibility of remote work” - go get a Witcher 4 credit to add to your CV!


Also good news on the Epic exclusivity worries:

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Ha, I was going to question the exclusivity. Then you posted good news.

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I’m VERY excited for this, but know it’s probably a good 3-4 years away.

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Same, it will be worth the wait, maybe by then the GPU prices will be more affordable for an upgrade.

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Can’t wait for this! I hope the next gen patch for W3 is not too far off either.

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I really liked the Red Engine used in Witcher, but given what is possible with Unreal 5, I’m optimistic. The Matrix Awakenings was awesome.
Just… don’t make it first person perspective (that was my only issue with Cyberpunk).

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I didn’t actually mind it. I never really enjoyed the Deus Ex games (shocking, I know), but somehow Cyberpunk 2077 resonates with me. I’m around 60 hours into the game and chasing down every piece of side content I can before completing the main story. I can’t really imagine it from a third person perspective.

Even if they do end up making the new Witcher game a first person RPG (ala Skyrim), I wouldn’t mind. It affords artists the ability to make more detailed environments without having to be constrained by ceiling height for a floating camera. This means more intimate dungeons and building interiors stuffed with debris, furniture and decorations. It really does up the immersion factor. It’ll also make a VR mod (or hopefully baked in version) more feasible.

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Cyberpunk wasn’t bad. In fact, it is one of the few games that did FPS well. But I still maintain that the game would have been even better had it been in 3rd person.

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Looking forward to this.
Personally I also prefer third person. I like to see my character.

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I see that the new Witcher game could be focusing on a new school.

https://screenrant.com/new-witcher-game-saga-lynx-school-cat-ciri/

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