February 4, 2023

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The Witcher Remake is set to be a fully open world | GameSpot News – GS News updates

The remake of the original Witcher makes at least one massive departure from its source; It will be open world, a feature first introduced to the franchise in 2015 in The Witcher 3, and getting a next-gen update on December 14th.

Codenamed Canis Majoris and developed by third-party studio Fool’s Theory, the remake is being built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5, with former CD Projekt Red developers working on the project. News that the game will be open world came as part of publisher CD Projekt’s recent earnings report.

Both the original Witcher and its successor, Assassin of Kings, featured large open zones for players to explore. However, progressing the story past certain key points would move players into a new zone, completely closing off the previous area.

In addition to Canis Majoris, two other Witcher projects are currently in development: Polaris and Sirius. Sirius has been described as an innovative take on the series, aimed at both veteran fans and those new to the franchise. It is currently in pre-production and is being developed by Flame in the Flood developer The Molasses Flood, which has involved more than 60 people in its creation.

Project Polaris is described as a story-driven, open-world role-playing game that builds on the legacy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and will be the work of more than 150 employees at CD Projekt Red. This game will be the beginning of a new Witcher trilogy to be released within 6 years of Polaris’ release.

From fantasy monster slaying to sci-fi monster slaying, developer Offworld Industries has unveiled Starship Troopers: Extermination, a new game based on the 1997 cult classic.

Extermination recruits you into the Deep Space Vanguard, an elite mobile infantry unit sent to combat a particularly deadly insect outbreak on the planet Valaka.

Once the 12 players are down, form four squads and begin gathering resources, building a base, building up defenses, and wiping out every bug in sight. Remember that only a dead bug is a good bug.

Three playable classes – Offense, Support, and Defense – will be available at launch, and a progression system will allow new weapons, gear, and perks to be unlocked for each class over time.

The game will be released first on PC via Steam Early Access in 2023.