A new Witcher game is currently being developed by CD Projekt Red, the Polish developers confirmed today.

In a blog post, CD Projekt Red announced that “the next installment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise.” The new game will be made in partnership with Epic Games, as CD Projekt Red would utilize Unreal Engine 5 to develop the game. The partnership, according to the post, “covers not only licensing but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant.”

CD Projekt Red then clarified that they will continue using their proprietary REDengine in developing the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion.

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Specific details about the game are still not released. We do not know yet when the game will be released or if there is even a release window for the game, signifying that the game is still far off in the horizon. The mention of a “new saga” hints at two things, however. The first hint is that it will most likely no longer follow the exploits of Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of the novels the games are based on, and the protagonist of the first three games. The second hint is that CD Projekt Red is working on another series of games, rather than just a single one. Whatever the case is, fans will likely be excited about this news. It’s easier to be optimistic with this release in spite of the Cyberpunk 2077 debacle because CD Projekt Red is doing away with the REDengine, which has caused most of the problems of Cyberpunk 2077 when it was released. Using Unreal Engine 5 will help the game achieve more realism and better physics, among others, just like what we’ve seen in games showcasing Unreal Engine 5 like Black Myth Wukong.

As for the Epic Games partnership, CD Projekt Red reassures fans that the game won’t be exclusively available on the Epic Games Store.