The Witcher 4: that’s it, development has started in earnest

The Witcher 4: that's it, development has started in earnest

We’ll have to get used to it now, CD Projekt Red gives news on the progress of its projects. And good news the development of The Witcher 4 started.

Serious things will start. CD Projekt Red has announced that they have completed the research phase around the so-called one for the moment The Witcher 4. The next game around the Witcher universe has therefore now entered the pre-production phase, where the bulk of the work will be carried out: modeling of the open world, characters, design of all the narration, gameplay mechanics etc In short, the big job begins.

Things are moving forward The Witcher 4

The concrete development of the game therefore began in the first quarter of 2022. For now, The Witcher 4 is overseen by a team of 100 developers, who already announce that they are feeling the progress made by theUnreal Engine 5 in terms of efficiency and productivity.

Remember that the Polish studio has put its own engine in the closet and was seduced by the capabilities of that ofEpic Games, which would be able to do wonders in terms of open world design. For its part, CD Projekt Red is also developing its own tools for narration, no doubt to push its mechanics of dialogues, choices and consequences even further.

All that’s left to do is wait

Very good news then, but that does not mean that we will see The Witcher 4 anytime soon. It will still be years before the game takes shape and the developers are ready to show it off. A little CGI teaser to whet fans’ mouths is not excluded, but priority is currently given to the narrative DLC of Cyberpunk 2077.

For its part, the next-gen patch of The Witcher 3 was eventually pushed back to the end of the year. It will at least allow players to wait while waiting for the arrival of the new saga and the next season of the Netflix series.

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