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CD Projekt RED has finally announced that the next instalment of The Witcher saga is in development.
The developer confirmed today on Twitter that a new entry in the fantasy RPG series is being worked on, and that it will kick off a "new saga" for the franchise.
Little is known about the in-development game as of right now, but it's important to note that CDPR is not calling it The Witcher 4. What this means for Geralt remains to be seen, but we can probably assume that he will not be the main character of the new game.
What we do know is that CDPR is moving from its previous REDengine to Unreal Engine 5 as part of a "multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games".
"It covers not only licensing, but technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine, where relevant. We’ll closely collaborate with Epic Games’ developers with the primary goal being to help tailor the engine for open-world experiences," CDPR wrote in a blog post.
Details on release window and platforms remain under wraps, but we can assume that the new game is at least a few years away and exclusive to new-gen consoles PC.
As for the story? Well, a closer look at the teaser image above shows us that The Witcher medallion buried in the snow doesn't quite resemble the School Of The Wolf medallion that usually adorns Geralt's neck. In fact, it doesn't quite look like it belongs to any of the existing schools in the world of the Witcher. This means that we're either about to get a brand new group of Witchers, or that one of the previous schools has simply been slightly redesigned. It could maybe be the School Of The Cat, but I kind of get jackal vibes from it.
Anyway! It'll likely be a while until we learn anything more about this new game, so let's sit back and let the real Witcher scholars out there tear apart this one teaser image and find two dozen different things I never spotted.
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