The Witcher Remake is announced

Geralt's first adventure to be shown in a new light.

Publisher CD Projekt RED has officially announced the remake (previously teased with the codename “Canis Majoris”) alongside developer Fool’s Theory as part of the series’s 15th anniversary, with the game currently being in an early development stage, along with being remade from scratch on the UE5.

CD Projekt RED’s head of studios Adam Badowski has stated:

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. 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.

Jakub Rokosz, CEO of Fool’s Theory, also added:

I am very happy that my professional paths have crossed again with fellow developers from the time of working together on The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3. Especially when it’s a remake of a project that is so close to our hearts. We are excited to join forces with CD Projekt RED, and our goal is to give players another great game from the iconic Witcher series.

While CDPR has noted that it will be a while until we see the game hit the shelves as it is still on its early development cycle, we are nonetheless happy here in Gamelizer to hear of the project’s announcement and are looking forward to learn more about it!