CD Projekt Crimson has confirmed that its Unreal Engine 5 remake of 2007’s The Witcher might be totally open world.
Revealed throughout its third quarter monetary outcomes, CD Projekt Crimson briefly talked about its announcement of The Witcher Remake, saying that it will likely be a “story-driven, single participant open world RPG”.
The studio had beforehand solely confirmed that it might be one other “full-fledged” Witcher recreation, however as the unique is just not open world, there was nonetheless hypothesis whether or not or not the remake would resemble the 2007 model or one thing nearer to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
CD Projekt Crimson did not say anything concerning the new recreation, reiterating its level made in October that “it is gonna be some time till we are able to share extra particulars.”
“The Witcher is the place it began for us, for CD Projekt Crimson. It was the primary recreation we made, ever, and it was a giant second for us then. Going again to this place and remaking the sport for the following era of avid gamers to expertise it feels simply as massive, if not larger,” added studio head Adam Badowski on the time.
The unique Witcher noticed Geralt journey across the Temerian capital of Vizima, a location briefly visited in The Witcher 3. Whereas gamers might solely entry the royal citadel within the third recreation, nonetheless, the whole lot of Vizima, its outskirts, and extra might be opened up in The Witcher remake.
Every of those areas was damaged up as a special stage within the unique and, for probably the most half, as soon as one had been accomplished gamers could not return. With the remake although, it seems that all of those areas might be linked, and gamers can stroll out and in of Vizima the identical manner they do Novigrad in The Witcher 3.
In our 8/10 evaluation of the unique, IGN stated: “The Witcher actually is an effective recreation and one which PC RPG followers will certainly get pleasure from. It combines some entertaining and fast-paced fight with a nicely realized world and fairly respectable story that branches and might finish in three totally different fashions.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and appearing UK information editor. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.