It appears that CDPR is reluctant in returning to its origins.
Reports indicate that CD Projekt Red has decided to make The Witcher Remake an open-world RPG rather than a linear action RPG like the original game. CDPR announced the remake would be a “story-driven, single-player, open-world RPG” in their quarterly earnings report for Q3.
This development suggests that the original title will be changed in some way to accommodate the game’s new open-world setting, and so, this means that the game will be undergoing a major facelift. In other words, CDPR describes it as a “modern reimagining of the 2007’s The Witcher.”