CD Projekt Red announced that they are going to use Unreal Engine 5 for the next instalment in The Witcher series of video games.
The move is a part of a multi -year partnership with Epic Games.
Previously The Witcher series of video games used REDengine, a game engine developed by the Polish game makers exclusively for nonlinear role-playing games.
Before that CD Projekt Red used the Aurora Engine, a game engine they licenced from BioWare.
The Witcher was originally a series of fantasy novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski about witchers, beast hunters with supernatural abilities.
CD Projekt Red made the first The Witcher game back in 2007. It was then turned into a TV series in 2019 and stars Henry Cavill as the titular character.
In a statement, CD Projekt Red said that the next instalment of The Wicher series of video games is currently under development using the Unreal 5 Engine and that REDengine is still being used to develop Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming expansions.
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