The Witcher Remake: Release Date and Everything We Know 

Be the Geralt of Rivia again!

Bilawal Bashir
Bilawal Bashir
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The Witcher Remake release date is far, so far that we don’t want to get too excited about playing as Geralt right now. The Witcher Remake got announced recently and will be coming down the road, how long is the road is also murky right now. CDPR hasn’t given even a hint about the Witcher remake release date. 

The Witcher Remake release date is still far away. It’s too early to even speculate. As another studio is making the Witcher Remake with CDPR retaining full creative control, we are hoping for a quick release. 

The first Witcher game was released on PC and remained on that platform. Fans of the series on consoles have been asking about a re-release for a while now, and thankfully, CDPR is ready to listen. The Witcher remake is targeting major consoles, so series fans can all play the first game in its updated glory. 

When is the Witcher Remake Release Date?

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There is no confirmed Witcher Remake release date announced. The existence of the project was unveiled on October 22, 2022, along with a slew of other Witcher projects. We don’t see the game releasing until 2025 at the earliest, of course, we have no evidence to back the guesstimate. 

Cyberpunk 2077 is the last major CD Projekt Red game to release. The game was announced in May 2012 and released in December 2020. That’s a long wait for a game from its announcement to release. CDPR released The Witcher 3 in the meantime to both critical and commercial success. The official Witcher website has this to say:

“It’s still early and we want to ensure that the game is created with the utmost care and attention to detail, therefore, while we’re excited to share the news with you, we want to ask you for patience as it will be a while until we start talking about this project in detail.”

The company is clear, they don’t want you to get hyped early this time around. We’ve seen how damaging hype can be, in the case of Cyberpunk 2077. 

What are the Witcher Remake Platforms?

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CDPR is silent on the Witcher Remake platforms, as it is too early to talk about them. However, we are hoping that the game will be next-generation consoles exclusive, this means the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC only. 

By the time The Witcher Remake comes out, the old-generation consoles will truly be old. They are already aging, and many developers have dropped support for the old systems. Even CDPR is not launching its Cyberpunk 2077 expansion on old-generation hardware. Click here to see the best 16 Cyberpunk 2077 mods. 

PS4 and Xbox One consoles had a good run, and hopefully, by the time The Witcher Remake arrives, almost everyone will have access to a new generation console. 

The Witcher 3 made its way to Nintendo Switch as well. Even though the port ran horrendously, the game was fully playable on Nintendo’s popular handheld from start to finish. 

Nintendo will probably have their next-generation handheld out by the time the game arrives. So who knows, we might see a portable release along with the regular console release this time around. Speaking of portable devices, we are sure the Witcher remake will land on Steam Deck as well. 

What is the Witcher Remake Engine?

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The first Witcher game used Bioware’s Aurora Engine. The Aurora Engine was great for its time and powered several titles like Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, Tron Evolution, and The Witcher Enhanced Edition. 

The Witcher 2 used CDPR’s proprietary RED Engine. The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 also used the same engine, however, it was upgraded to support new features. 

So it comes as a surprise that CDPR is going to use Unreal Engine 5 for the Witcher Remake. This move to a more standardized engine will help them develop faster and reliably. This will also enable them to recruit more developers, as many game devs are usually familiar with Unreal Engine. 

With several new advanced rendering techniques and features, Unreal Engine 5 is one of the best-looking engines around. It is also one of the most accessible and easy-to-understand engines, certainly better than learning a new proprietary engine. We are hoping to see amazing visuals with an even better performance out of the game with this move. 

Who are the Witcher Remake Developers?

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The Witcher Remake is being made by Fool’s Theory. This is a Poland-based development studio that’s been instrumental in plenty of games. They are currently helping Larian with gameplay and tools programming support on Baldur’s Gate 3. They’ve also aided People Can Fly with meshing, level design, and program support on Outriders. 

Fool’s Theory is ready to step into the big league and develop its own first game without being allocated the support role. If you are worried that no veteran CDPR staff would be working on the Witcher Remake, don’t fret. Several veteran developers will be working closely on the game. CDPR will retain full creative control and provide creative supervision. 

What is the Witcher Remake Story?

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The Witcher remake will follow the same broad strokes the original game had. It remains to be seen if the studio will change certain story beats to bring them to modern levels. Whether it will be a faithful recreation of the original story or the studio will have some creative liberties to change, remains to be seen. 

The original Witcher took place after the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski ended. Geralt wakes up in Kaer Morhen with no memories. He doesn’t know where he is and what happened to him. However, a sudden attack on the School of the Wolf leads him to chase the culprits. The assailants made off with the formula to create new Witchers so Geralt goes to recover the stolen items from them. Hopefully, the Witcher remake will have the same beloved characters we loved in the original game trilogy. 

How is the Witcher Remake Combat? 

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The original Witcher had serviceable combat. It got the job done, but you are not playing the game for its brilliant combat. With games like Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok, there is a need to update Witcher combat. CDPR gradually updated the combat mechanics from the first game by introducing improvements in the next installments. 

The Witcher 2 had slightly responsive and better combat than the first. The Witcher 3 further improved the combat by making it flow better. The recently released Witcher 3 next-generation update has several quality-of-life improvements like easier spell casting. So CDPR is aware of the shortcomings and are actively making sure the combat is up to Modern Standard. 

The Witcher remake should not only be accessible but also introduce new ways for you to take down Monsters. The usual sword-based combat with fast spell casting is great. Combine it with bombs and traps, and it’s a good combination, they need to improve how everything blends together. The Witcher remake release date is far away, so we are sure Fool’s Theory will have some aces up their sleeves. 

Conclusion:

The Witcher remake release date is far. Even if CDPR and Fool’s Theory has gone into full production, we might see the game in early 2025. Thankfully, there is a pretty solid The Witcher 3 next-generation update for the fans. It will easily tide you till you can get your hands on the remake. 

Or you can try out the Best RPGs or the Best JRPGs in the meantime. There are also plenty of great Turn Based RPGs to play as well. 

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