CD PROJEKT RED confirmed on Monday that the next entry in The Witcher series is in the works, “kicking off a new saga for the franchise,” but did not add any details about a development time frame or release date.

However, the studio did confirm that the development of the next Witcher game will take place utilizing Unreal Engine 5, as part of a multi-year deal with Epic Games. The deal with Epic not only covers “licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant.” It also sounds like they’ll be turning this into a learning experience for future games, adding that devs from CDPR “will collaborate with those from Epic with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences, beginning with the development of the next game in The Witcher franchise.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was first released in 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and October 2019 for Nintendo Switch. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series console versions are planned for later this year.

The press release did note that while CDPR is shifting to Unreal 5 for the next Witcher game, they will continue to use their proprietary REDengine on Cyberpunk 2077 and its upcoming expansion.

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