After Cyberpunk 2077 and its bumpy release, developer CD Projekt RED are getting back to basics with the announcement that they’ve started work on a brand-new entry in The Witcher series. The developer took to Twitter with the announcement, as well as on their official site.

“We’re happy to announce that the next installment in The Witcher series of video games is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise,” says CD Projekt RED. The developers are also making the switch from their REDengine to Unreal Engine 5 for the next game. The REDengine is currently being used for Cyberpunk 2077, along with its upcoming expansion.

And no, despite the partnership with Epic, the next Witcher game will not be an Epic Games Store exclusive.

For those unaware, The Witcher is based on the series of six fantasy novels and 15 short stories written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Currently, you can find the latest main entry in the series, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions coming later this year.

Also, on the Netflix front, the first spin-off series for the hit TV adaptation, The Witcher: Blood Origin, is expected for release later this year. Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed, The Last Kingdom) and Vicky Jewson (Close, Born of War) will direct three episodes each of the limited series.

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