After the announcement of a new The Witcher game, the developers explain the reasons for the Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco

The Witcher

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The Witcher

The game begins when Geralt of Rivia, one of a few remaining "witchers" – traveling monster hunters for hire, gifted with unnatural powers, is transported to the witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen by fellow witchers who had discovered him unconscious in a field. Geralt remembers almost nothing of his life before that point. He is taken to Kaer Morhen, the base of the witchers, where he meets a sorceress named Triss Merigold. The castle is attacked by a gang of bandits named Salamandra, led by a criminal known as the Professor, a mage named Savolla who controls a large, praying mantis-like monster, and another mage named Azar Javed. The witchers and the sorceress manage to slay the monster and kill Savolla, but the Professor and Azar manage to escape with the mutagens that genetically alter the witchers. After curing Triss of the wounds she received while fighting Javed, Geralt and the rest of the witchers head off in different directions in order to find information on Salamandra.

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After the announcement of a new The Witcher game, the developers explain the reasons for the Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco

In the wake of the announcement of the new video game saga in the universe of The Witcher, CD Projekt was keen to clarify things for Cyberpunk 2077 and its future.

UNREAL ENGINE 5 AS THE NEXT WORKING MEDIUM...

It was probably the bomb of the week, or even of the month: CD Projekt formalized yesterday the start of a new video game saga in the universe of The Witcher and whose development of the first episode had already begun . On this occasion, the Polish studio announced that it is taking a new step by collaborating with Epic Games since it is the Unreal Engine 5 game engine that will be used for this new saga for convenience reasons:

It is vital for us to have our technical direction as soon as possible. In the past, we have spent a lot of time adapting the REDEngine for each game release. This cooperation is exciting since it allows us to increase our long-term vision and our efficiency while giving us cutting-edge tools. of our environment. - Pawel Zawodny, CTO of CDPR

Speaking of which, the Unreal Engine 5 showed up just over three months ago and it's still possible to see what this engine is capable of since a tech demo called The Matrix Awakens is available for download.

 

BUT NOT FOR CYBERPUNK 2077

While it must be recognized that the formalization of the development of new The Witcher games has captured all the spotlight, details have been made about the future of Cyberpunk 2077 . The latest from the Polish studio was developed on RedEngine and its upcoming content will not be migrated to another engine. This was stated by CDPR in its press release, as well as in a post published on Twitter.

For the next saga of The Witcher video games, we have decided to favor the Unreal Engine 5 over the RedEngine. However, the RedEngine is the technology used for Cyberpunk 2077 and is still being used for development of the game's upcoming expansion .

Regarding Cyberpunk 2077, it is worth remembering that the game received its 1.5 update in mid-February. The latter is optimized for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series and takes advantage of the power of the new generation of consoles while integrating new content : several character customization options added, new apartments to buy . What about the new expansion? You have to come back at the end of November 2021 to have official comments about it. At the time, the president of CD Projekt indicated " working hard on the next-gen version of Cyberpunk, scheduled for the first quarter of 2022 ". A schedule then respected which makes the eyes shine on the rest: this new extension, based on Heart of Stone and Blood & Wine , should not arrive before the second half of the year.

Is The Witcher a good video game?

Yes The Witcher is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 85%. Any good gamer must have played The Witcher at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!

Can I play The Witcher with my friends?

No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for The Witcher, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!

Is The Witcher available on multiple platforms?

Yes, the game The Witcher is developed to be compatible with PC (Microsoft Windows) and Mac. It's quite handy to be able to play it on several different consoles, thanks to the CD Projekt RED development studio!

Is The Witcher a recent game?

No, The Witcher is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Oct 26th 2007, 16 years 5 months 25 days ago.
The Witcher has been released on PC (Microsoft Windows) and Mac.

Is there an official website for The Witcher?

Yes The Witcher has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game The Witcher?

No, according to our information, The Witcher does not yet have a forum or subreddit clearly identified to the community. However, it is possible that you can find one by searching on your favorite search engine, which we invite you to do! You can also look at social networks, indeed many groups exist for example on Facebook to allow communities to exchange between enthusiasts.

Is The Witcher compatible with VR?

No, The Witcher is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game The Witcher have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
Witcher (Abbreviation)
Zaklínač (Czech title)
Wiedźmin (Polish title)
Ведьмак (Russian title)

What are similar games to The Witcher?

The Witcher is a game similar to Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Dragon Age: Origins, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Dishonored, Planescape: Torment, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Warlords Battlecry III, if you liked The Witcher, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!