The upcoming remake of the unique Witcher will probably be an open world game, CD Projekt has confirmed. In a report back to traders [PDF] at the moment, the writer mentioned that the brand new game is an “open-world RPG” and “a contemporary reimagining” of the unique. 

The unique Witcher RPG launched in 2007, and was divided into plenty of giant maps which contained smaller crypt and cave maps, however did not function a seamless open world within the sense that The Witcher 3 does. A greater comparability could be Dragon Age: Origins.

We’ve not but heard a ton about CD Projekt’s plans for the remake, which was introduced in October. Except for this new description, although, we do know that its improvement is being led by Idiot’s Principle, maker of latest RPG Seven: The Days Lengthy Gone, underneath CD Projekt’s supervision. 

“Collaborating with Idiot’s Principle on the mission is simply as thrilling, as a number of the folks there have been beforehand concerned in The Witcher video games,” CD Projekt Purple studio head Adam Badowski mentioned again when the remake was introduced. “They know the source materials effectively, they understand how a lot players have been trying ahead to seeing the remake occur, they usually know easy methods to make unimaginable and impressive video games. And though it’ll take a while earlier than we’re able to share extra about and from the game, I do know it’ll be well worth the wait.”

CD Projekt can also be engaged on a brand new Witcher trilogy and spin-off video games (plus Cyberpunk stuff and a brand new game world), so it is smart that it’d put this remake within the fingers of one other studio. We appreciated Seven: The Days Lengthy Gone fairly a bit: In his evaluation, Fraser mentioned it was “a superb stealth sandbox and unconventional RPG in a single very bold however buggy package deal.” Hopefully we’ll get an identical success from the Witcher remake, apart from the factor about it being buggy. (Not that we might be shocked by bugs in a giant open world RPG.)