The huge image: CD Projekt Red is engaged on a brand new entry within the in style Witcher franchise. Perhaps extra importantly, CDPR revealed the sport – and future titles – will probably be constructed utilizing Epic’s Unreal Engine 5. With any luck, this can assist expedite the event course of as earlier titles created utilizing CDPR’s proprietary engine have been gradual within the making.
The affirmation got here on day one of many Game Developers Conference. The Polish online game firm mentioned the brand new title can be developed utilizing Unreal Engine 5 somewhat than its in-house engine, sparking a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games.
CD Projekt Red mentioned the take care of Epic not solely covers licensing, however technical growth of UE5. In different phrases, it seems like CD Projekt Red goes to assist Epic develop Unreal Engine 5 to be used in open-world experiences.
The final recreation within the collection, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, launched in 2015.
Worth noting is the truth that CDPR will not make the brand new Witcher recreation exclusive to one storefront. What’s extra, they’re nonetheless utilizing the RedEngine for the event of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 growth.
CDPR mentioned it had no additional particulars to share relating to the brand new recreation.
Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney mentioned they’re deeply honored to associate with CDPR to push the bounds of interactive storytelling and gameplay. “This effort will profit the developer group for years to return,” he added.