CD Projekt never denied intentions of creating a console version of their highly appreciated RPG The Witcher but until now there were no details regarding the content and no official confirmation of the “work in progress”. Indeed there were rumors and unofficial confirmations, like game designer Jakob Stilinsky’s comments reported a couple of days ago – but only today everything is officially confirmed!
Therefore, following a brief press statement, Atari and CD Projekt RED have confirmed the development of the console version of The Witcher, subtitled Rise of the White Wolf. A complete remake of the PC version, the game is being developed for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles and is set to hit the retail store shelves in fall 2009. The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf will bring a fully rebuilt visual engine that’s dubbed to offer “matchless state-of-the-art visuals“.
“The creative vision and dedication to the quality of the player experience that CD Projekt RED bring to the Witcher games is extraordinary, and it’s great to be working with them to bring the Witcher universe to console gamers,” said Phil Harrison, President of Infogrames Entertainment, the parent company of Atari. “Taking this brilliantly realised world to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers for the first time is a breakthrough in the development of this important franchise.”
Being a remake, the game’s story will still follow Geralt’s adventures in the world based on author Andrzej Sapkowski’s created universe. Now all we have to do is wonder how soon after the console release a new remake will hit the stores: The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf Enhanced Edition.