The Witcher Unreal Engine 5

As part of Epic Games' recent Unreal Engine 5 showcase, The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red spoke on the subject of working with the technically impressive game-building software. Just in case you don't already know, the Polish company is using Unreal Engine 5 to make the next Witcher title, which was officially announced a couple of weeks back.

CDPR says that it wants to make something "extraordinary" alongside Epic Games, and that it won't stop iterating on the groundwork that Unreal Engine 5 provides. Indeed, a key selling point of the engine is that it's apparently very easy to create large, detailed, and realistic environments — something that will no doubt be of use to CDPR when it comes to shaping the new Witcher's (supposedly) open world.

CDPR's partnership with Epic Games is an interesting one. Previously, the developer had relied on its own REDengine for the creation of its games, but the incredibly rough launch of Cyberpunk 2077 served to highlight the aging engine's faults. Hopefully, with the help of Unreal Engine 5, CDPR can push the bar again — just like it did with The Witcher 3 in 2015.