The Witcher Remake Will Have an Open-World Setting According to CDPR

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.

Source: CD Projekt Red

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.”

From the picture shared above, we also know that the title is codenamed Canis Majoris. The project is being developed by Fool’s Theory and is being overseen by CDPR for artistic direction. Earlier this year, we learned that CDPR was planning a new Witcher trilogy, and while details have been slow to emerge since the announcement, we can assume that development of the game is nearing completion.
The reimagining of The Witcher shows great potential. All of CD Projekt Red’s traditional open-world gameplay is returning, with brand-new aesthetics to impress the fans. And while this is all we know at the moment, rest assured that you will be updated as new information becomes available.

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