Next Witcher game will use Unreal Engine 5 and may not be The Witcher 4 – GameSpew
The following Witcher the game is in the works but CD Projekt Red wants to make it very clear that it’s not necessarily The Witcher 4.
“We are happy to announce that the next episode of the witcher A series of video games are currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise,” reads a statement on the CDPR website. Corn, as clarified by a later tweetit won’t necessarily be The Witcher 4 and, since it is a “new saga”, we could see a new protagonist arrive.
And you know what? We totally agree with that. Geralt is great but, after three games, it’s time for a change. We’d happily play as Ciri or an all-new Witcher, one that really lets us write our own virtual legend. We’re less excited about it being a prequel, though making it a sequel would also mean dealing with the aftermath of The Witcher 3 big decisions.
CD Projekt Red has revealed another thing about the game and that is that it will use Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, instead of the company’s in-house RED Engine. It’s part of “..a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games,” according to the aforementioned statement. A few people are also worried about Epic Game being an Epic Games Store exclusive when it comes to PC.
What we did NOT announce today:
– A game called The Witcher 4.
– A showcase-exclusive game.
It was our first confirmation of a new saga in The Witcher franchise. At this time, we are not discussing specifics in terms of terms or story, characters, mechanics, or plot details.
—Radek (@gamebowski) March 21, 2022
But CDPR PR Director Radek Grabowski cleared all that up with his tweet, didn’t he? Not enough. “What we did NOT announce today: – A game called The Witcher 4. – A showcase-exclusive game,” reads the tweet. This implies that it is not The Witcher 4 and it won’t be an Epic Games Store exclusive, but that’s not outright denial.
We have adored The Witcher 3 or, to give it its full title, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, calling it “A must-have game for any modern gamer”. So we’re certainly looking forward to seeing where CD Projekt Red takes the franchise, Geralt or not Geralt.