The Witcher remake will be released after Witcher 4

The Witcher remake will be released after the arrival of The Witcher 4. The news was confirmed in a Q3 2022 earnings call.

As reported by Wccftech, CD Projekt Red president and CEO, Adam Kiciński revealed during a Q&A on the earnings call that the remake would launch after the fourth numbered entry.

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The remake arrives first

Coming back to The Witcher Remake and when it will come, yes, it will come after Polaris (The Witcher 4), which is a consequence of how we think about this project,” said Kiciński.

He continued: “I think that The Witcher Remake will be based in big part on technologies from Polaris. So it will be developed partially in parallel to Polaris, but once Polaris is launched, everything for Polaris will be then in the final shape, and it will be partially reused in the remake.

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What’s more, both the remake as well as The Witcher 4 will be developed using Unreal Engine 5. Furthermore, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was powered by CDPRs in-house software, the REDengine 3. So, it makes sense that Unreal Engine 5 will essentially be trialled for the remake in preparation for The Witcher 4.

When will the remake and Witcher 4 be released?

Currently, there is no release date or window for either game. So, with that in mind, we can expect the remake to be at least a couple of years away and The Witcher 4 even longer.

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The next-gen update is only weeks away!

However, until then, The Witcher 3 next-gen update arrives this month on December 14th for PC, PlayStation 5 as well as Xbox Series X|S. That should keep us busy for the foreseeable future.

In related news, during the same earnings call, CD Projekt Red also confirmed that The Witcher remake will be open world. This is something that was not present in the 2007 original on PC.

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