The Witcher Remake is currently in development!
15 years after it’s initial release, CD Projekt Red have announced that The Witcher will be getting a remake. The remake will be headed by Fool’s Theory, with CD Projekt Red providing full creative supervision.
The Witcher Remake
Earlier this month, CD Projekt Red announced a roadmap of game projects they were working on. Codename: Canis Majoris was described as “a full-fledged Witcher game, separate to the new Witcher saga starting with Polaris. It will be developed by an external studio headed by experienced developers who have worked on past Witcher games.” CDPR have since confirmed that Canis Majoris is The Witcher Remake.
The Witcher was released on October 26, 2007 for PC. It has never been ported to a console before, so many gamers who are fans of The Witcher series (which has blown up since the release of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and Netflix’s The Witcher series) have never played the game where Geralt of Rivia debuted.
“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,” said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD PROJEKT RED. “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.”
Who Are Fool’s Theory?
Fool’s Theory is a Polish development studio headed by some of the great minds that contributed to The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Since then, they have contributed to games such as Baldur’s Gate III, Divinity: Original Sin 2 DLC’s, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Outriders, and Gord. Their first published game was Seven: The Days Long Gone, which was released almost 5 years ago in 2017.
As well as The Witcher Remake, they are currently working with 11 bit studios on a completely new IP, codenamed ‘Vitriol’ which when released, “will be the largest, most ambitious game we’ve developed in-house to date.”