A new Witcher game has just been teased today via the official Witcher Twitter account. The post features an image of a witcher necklace partially covered in snow alongside the words “A New Saga Begins,” signifying the beginning of an entirely new narrative within the popular franchise.
The post also links to a news post on CD Project Red’s website, which reveals that this new Witcher game will be made using Unreal Engine 5, as opposed to the in-house REDengine.
The use of Unreal Engine 5 also comes with a multi-year partnership between CD Projectt Red and Epic Games, which appears to “cover not only the licensing but also the technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future versions of Unreal Engine where applicable.”
However, this does not mean that the game will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Again via the official Twitter account, there are currently no plans to make the game exclusive to any single storefront.
We do not plan to make the game exclusive to a storefront.
— The Witcher (@witchergame) March 21, 2022
Other than that, there’s not much to learn from this reveal. The news post emphasizes that there are no details about the game or the release date, just the engine it will use, leaving Witcher fans on the lookout for additional information in the coming future.
As for speculation about the lore, which is the only thing we can really do at this point, the Witcher necklace shown in the teaser image is clearly not Geralt’s own piece of jewelry. This is also evident from the ears that stick out at the top, something missing from Geralt’s own wolf medal
So it’s unclear who owns it. If we really put on the tinfoil hat, it could be interpreted as an indication that this new saga will not have Geralt as the protagonist, but it’s far too early to say for sure.
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