CD Projekt Red has announced that the next major game in The Witcher series is in development.

The game marks a technology partnership between CD Projekt Red and Epic Games, with the new game taking advantage of Epic's Unreal Engine 5. Previously, since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, CD Projekt Red has always used its proprietary REDengine technology for their games (and is still being used for upcoming expansions of the beleaguered Cyberpunk 2077, as confirmed at the bottom of the statement).

As of now, no indication of development time, release window, or even target platforms have been announced. As such, it's unclear as to whether the game would make it to the Switch — which would seem extremely unlikely — or whether it might possibly arrive on Nintendo's fabled next-gen console, or skip Nintendo platforms entirely. Just please, no Cloud Version!

CD Projekt Red's previous Witcher title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made it to the Switch natively, of course, albeit with some pretty severe graphical sacrifices.

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[source thewitcher.com, via twitter.com]