The Witcher Unreal Engine 5 Remake Announced; Formerly Known As “Canis Majoris”

CD Projekt Red has announced that a from-the-ground-up Unreal Engine 5 remake of the first Witcher game is currently being developed at the Polish studio Fool’s Theory and involves veteran Witcher staff. This title was previously veiled as Canis Majoris during CD Projekt’s latest strategy meeting, and they are providing full creative supervision on the remake.

A message from CD Projekt Red Studio Head Adam Badowski was shared, viewable below:

“The Witcher is where it all started for us, for CD PROJEKT RED. It was the first game we made, ever, and it was a big moment for us then. Going back to this place and remaking the game for the next generation of gamers to experience it feels just as big, if not bigger.”

“Collaborating with Fool’s Theory on the project is just as exciting, as some of the people there have been previously involved in The Witcher games. They know the source material well, they know how much gamers have been looking forward to seeing the remake happen, and they know how to make incredible and ambitious games. And although it will take some time before we’re ready to share more about and from the game, I know it’ll be worth the wait.”

No consoles or a release window were stated. We’ll be sure to keep you all updated on this incoming project.


This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate Noisy Pixel earns from qualifying purchases.

Orpheus Joshua

Random gamer equally confused by the mainstream and the unusual. Fan of JRPGs, Action, Platformers, Rhythm, and Adventure titles.