CD Projekt Red's Exciting Projects: Over 400 Developers Working on a Witcher 4

Currently, around 400 developers are now focused on 'Polaris', the codename for The Witcher 4, the new main game in the series, built using Unreal Engine 5

by Sededin Dedovic
CD Projekt Red's Exciting Projects: Over 400 Developers Working on a Witcher 4
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CD Projekt Red, the Polish development studio known for its immersive RPG experiences, reported that over 400 developers are working on the mega-popular The Whitcher series. Financial reports have revealed a resurgence in Cyberpunk 2077 sales, a testament to the success of the game's post-launch updates.

Cyberpunk 2077's initial launch was a bumpy ride. While the game boasted a meticulously crafted open world and a captivating narrative, technical shortcomings and bugs marred the experience for many players. However, CD Projekt Red displayed remarkable dedication, releasing a series of substantial updates that addressed these issues and significantly improved the game's stability and performance.

For fans of Geralt of Rivia and his monster-slaying adventures, the news surrounding "The Witcher 4," codenamed "Polaris," is nothing short of electrifying. The sheer size of the dedicated development team, now reaching a whopping 400 developers, signifies the sheer scale and ambition that CD Projekt Red is pouring into this project.

The move to Unreal Engine 5 also marks a significant shift. Previously, the studio relied on its in-house REDengine for game development, requiring developers to create core engine features from scratch. This process undoubtedly hampered the development timeline of Cyberpunk 2077.

Unreal Engine 5, however, boasts a robust and well-supported toolset, which promises to streamline development and improve the visual fidelity of "The Witcher 4." While details about the game itself remain shrouded in mystery, speculation is running high.

CD Projekt Red's development plan extends far beyond "The Witcher 4" and Cyberpunk's sequel. A complete remake of the first Witcher game is in the works, offering players a chance to return to the roots of the series with a modern graphical facelift.

This project serves as a testament to the studio's dedication to its established franchise that definitively popularized CD Projekt Red. Furthermore, the announcement of a multiplayer title based on The Witcher opens the door to completely new experiences within The Witcher universe.

Whether the multiplayer will allow players to team up as witchers or whether it will be a competitive experience, challenging players to hone their monster-slaying skills against each other is the main question right now. However, this is another novelty in The Witcher series.