CD Projekt Red is working on a new game in the The Witcher franchise. The game will run on Unreal Engine 5.

The company has disclosed this on its official website. The Polish studio already has three The Witcher games to its name – including the successful The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It also has a spin-off around Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3, made.

“We’re pleased to announce that the next installment in The Witcher game series is currently in development and is a new saga for the franchise.” What is meant by the latter is unknown, but previously CD Projekt explicitly stated that it only had plans for a trilogy around Geralt of Rivia. The new game may therefore revolve around a different main character, although this has not yet been confirmed. The artwork below that shows a new medallion also seems to hint at that.

Furthermore, CD Projekt Red says it is working closely with Epic Games , even a multi-year strategic partnership has been signed. The new The Witcher game will therefore not run on the usual REDengine, but on Unreal Engine 5. This does not mean that the game will be released exclusively on PC on Epic Games Store: the developer has announced via social media that the game is not exclusive. will appear on one digital store.

There are no further details yet. The company also couldn’t say how far the game is in development or when the game should be released. CD Projekt Red did report that the REDengine is still being used for the development of an upcoming expansion to Cyberpunk 2077. In 2020, the company already announced that it would start on a new The Witcher game shortly after the release of Cyberpunk 2077.