CD Projekt Red Announces New Witcher Video Game

Witcher fans, we’ll be back on the Way soon! CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the resounding success Witcher video game franchise, has just announced that a new installment is coming to the series. the witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most successful games of all time; it has won over 250 game of the year awards and played a crucial role in the witcher novels translated into tons of new territory. Which, of course, led to the massively popular Netflix series.

Since The Witcher 3, fans are clamoring for a new game in the franchise. For its part, CD Projekt Red was shy. The final extension of The Witcher 3, Blood & Wine, saw Geralt de Riv go into a kind of retreat in the hilly and sunny fields of Toussaint. It was a great send-off for the character, so it only made sense that CD Projekt Red wasn’t looking forward to diving straight into another game.

Yet now an official announcement is here. A new mainline Witcher the game is coming.

“A new saga begins” in the next Witcher video game

The announcement comes straight from CD Projekt Red itself, featuring an exciting image that shows a witcher medallion in the snow. “A new saga begins,” says the image. This seems to imply that it won’t necessarily be a continuation of Geralt’s story, but could be something entirely new. (Although I’d be surprised if none of our main characters appeared at all.)

This is further supported by the medallion itself. Note that this is not a wolf’s head like Geralt’s, but a cat. The School of Cats is one of the other witcher schools on the continent. Unlike the noble Wolf School wizards like Geralt, the Cat School has a somewhat unsavory reputation as many of those who trained there ended up hiring their swords and working as assassins.

The Witcher 4 will use Unreal Engine 5

This next Witcher is part of a new long-term agreement between CD Projekt Red and Epic Games, and will be built using Epic’s Unreal Engine 5. Witcher games, as well as cyberpunk 2077, were all built on CD Projekt Red’s own REDengine. The move to Unreal 5 for the next round of Witcher games demonstrates the company’s commitment to continually expanding its technology to deliver even smoother gaming experiences. It will also probably reassure the many fans who have encountered technical problems with Cyberpunk 2077because Unreal is a more stable and widely used game engine.

CD Projekt Red CTO Paweł Zawodny had this to say about the change:

One of the key 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 envision a standard license agreement; We and Epic view this as a fulfilling, long-term technology partnership. It is vital for CD PROJEKT RED that the technical direction of our next game is decided at the earliest possible phase because; In the past, we have spent a lot of resources and energy to evolve and adapt REDengine with each subsequent game release. This cooperation is so exciting because it will increase development predictability and efficiency, while simultaneously giving us access to cutting-edge game development tools. I can’t wait to see the great games we’re going to make with Unreal Engine 5!

Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games, also weighed in. “Epic has built Unreal Engine 5 to enable teams to create dynamic open worlds at an unprecedented scale and level of fidelity. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to partner with CD PROJEKT RED to push the boundaries together. interactive storytelling and gameplay, and this effort will benefit the developer community for years to come.

The bottom line is this: CD Projekt Red creates a new Witcher game, and they won’t be solely responsible for managing the fine tuning of their game engine on the backend. Hopefully this will allow them to avoid some of the many pitfalls that surrounded the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is still in progress

Speaking of Cyberpunk 2077the announcement of the next Witcher The game also included an interesting information about this game. While cyberpunk itself is a very good game, it was plagued with technical errors that dogged it throughout its release cycle; they were so bad upon release that Sony pulled it from the Playstation 4 store and offered a near-unprecedented global refund to anyone who purchased the game digitally. The release cycle responsible for cyberpunk has led some fans to speculate if we’ll ever see a true expansion of the game, as the timeline for any DLC content has apparently been pushed back due to the numerous fires developers CD Projekt Red had to put out.

But according to the press release of the new Witcher game, a Cyberpunk 2077 the expansion is still in active development. According to the statement, the Cyberpunk 2077 The expansion is still being developed with the REDengine, which is what was used for the base game. This is the first time we hear of Cyberpunk 2077 expanding in a while, so we’ll take it.

Details are scarce on both the next Witcher game and the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, but hopefully this news bodes well for both releases.

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Jack L. Goldstein