In a quarterly earnings name on Wednesday, recreation builders CD Projekt Purple confirmed that over 250 of its workers are at present engaged on the subsequent fundamental entry in “The Witcher” online game franchise.
Codenamed ‘Polaris’ and first revealed final 12 months, the brand new recreation is claimed to be “constructed on the legacy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” and plans to be the start of an all-new Witcher trilogy. All three video games of this new trilogy are aiming to be delivered over a six-year interval after ‘Polaris’ comes out.
At the moment, the corporate offered an replace on how the event of the challenge goes. They indicated that “the Polaris group has grown to nearly 260 builders on the finish of July” says CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski.
Nevertheless, that group is about to broaden significantly. Proper now, the corporate additionally has round 300 individuals engaged on ‘Phantom Liberty’ – the one and solely deliberate enlargement for the sci-fi RPG title “Cyberpunk 2077”.
As soon as that title releases on September twenty sixth, they are going to switch a giant a part of the group to the Polaris challenge and thus ramp up the velocity of growth on the subsequent “The Witcher” recreation.
The brand new recreation is being constructed with Epic Video games’ Unreal Engine 5, quite than its proprietary Purple Engine, which powered its earlier titles.
They clarify that’s the primary motive ‘Phantom Liberty’ would be the solely enlargement of “Cyberpunk 2077” being launched as a result of it is going to be the final time they’re working with the Purple Engine. As soon as it’s performed and out, they’re switching full-time over to Unreal.