CD Projekt Red has officially started pre-production on the new The Witcher game.

Chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz announced this. “We recently completed the research phase, which means the project is now in pre-production, so we’ve started allocating development costs to the new game.”

Nielubowicz did not provide more details. CD Projekt Red announced earlier this year that it is working on an all-new game in the The Witcher franchise. It is only known that the game does not run on the usual RedEngine, but on Unreal Engine 5.

The setting and main character of the new The Witcher game are unknown. CD Projekt Red has always said that the Geralt of Rivia story is over, leading many to assume that players in the new The Witcher game control a different character. The developer also said that the new game is a “new saga”.