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The Witcher isn’t getting any remasters

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The internet is buzzing about The Witcher 3, especially after so many media outlets got their hands on the game for the first time. CD Project RED has us waiting until May for release, rounding up their Witcher trilogy before they move onto something new. But could they ever return to the previous two titles and spruce them up for newer consoles?

Well, there’s nothing stopping them, but that doesn’t seem to be something CD Project RED are keen on doing. Speaking to Shack News at the hands-on event recently, CD Projekt RED senior environment artist, Jonas Mattsson, didn’t rule out the possibility of Witcher remasters in the future, but explained that it wasn’t something he believed the studio was excited about.

“I can’t answer for what the top bosses are thinking, but I believe the answer is no. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a standalone game. There’s no need to play the previous titles. So a new fanbase would not miss out much. Of course, it would be great if they played Wild Hunt and went back and played the previous two games.”

CD Project RED has clearly expressed their excitement to get going with Cyberpunk 2077 again as soon as The Witcher 3 is wrapped up, so I also doubt their drive to whack out two remastered editions before then. Sure, The Witcher and Witcher 2 aren’t exactly that accessible on anything other than PC, so I’m sure fans would throw money at such a project. But the studio is smaller than most AAA outlets nowadays; I simply don’t think CD Project RED would risk less work on their new IP for a re-release.

That said, I’d totally pick up a proper remastered edition of the very first Witcher game if it crawled out of a hole somewhere.

Last Updated: January 29, 2015

60 Comments

  1. Support DRM, The Witcher Remastered is not coming. *runs*

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 29, 2015 at 07:46

      Ryanza is kinda like DRM. You can’t have a Witcher article without him.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        January 29, 2015 at 07:47

        Oh snap

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 29, 2015 at 07:48

      I try to follow the happenings while away, but I saw some sort of implosion yesterday regarding the person you are implying. What did I miss?

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 29, 2015 at 07:50

        Yeah, you’ve been quiet this last week.

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      • Spaffy

        January 29, 2015 at 07:50

        He needed a reminder of how important he really is.
        My wife becomes like that once a month…

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 29, 2015 at 07:51

          He is important. Period.

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          • Spaffy

            January 29, 2015 at 07:51

            You punny! XD

          • Admiral Chief

            January 29, 2015 at 07:55

            Never underestimate the importance of a period. If your wife/girlfriend misses one…

          • Hammersteyn

            January 29, 2015 at 08:00

            Scariest line ever “I think I’m late.” You know, if it’s unplanned. Or if you’re 16

          • Admiral Chief

            January 29, 2015 at 08:03

            I think the line “I AM late” is scarier

          • Hammersteyn

            January 29, 2015 at 08:09

            Indeed, but I’ve yet too encounter it.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 08:14

            Encountered it at 21. False alarm, but I aged 10 years in three days!

          • Hammersteyn

            January 29, 2015 at 08:53

            hahaha shame man

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 09:14

            jonk, dom en vol…. toemaar πŸ˜€

          • Spaffy

            January 29, 2015 at 09:06

            Encountered it at 21. Wasn’t a false alarm.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 09:15

            Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit…. Hell I wouldn’t have known what to do.

          • Spaffy

            January 29, 2015 at 09:17

            Yea. My GF (now wife) was 16…

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 09:21

            Dude…. wow that must have been horrible!

          • Spaffy

            January 29, 2015 at 09:29

            You have NO idea. Her dad was high up in the SAPD. Her mom a total *B.
            I literally got locked up.

            But she suffered more than I did. Dropped out of school. Left her modeling behind etc.
            I worked my ass off and things started looking up. And then the twins came lol.
            But everything appears to be coming right. She’s studying, I have a good job where I’ve already doubled my salary in the 3yrs I’ve been there, kids are all healthy, we just moved into a bigger house this month etc. So I’m looking forward to the next few years

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 09:31

            Send some of that good luck my way! I need some :/
            Glad to hear things are looking up. Sometimes, we suffer due to our own choices, to finally see a bigger picture. The plan B, so to speak.

          • Spaffy

            January 29, 2015 at 09:39

            What worked for me was the fact that I stopped worrying about it.
            It gets to you a bit, you’re young and want to party etc. but now you’re caught in this “mess”, while everyone around you is partying and spending their cash on GTI’s or ST’s and stuff like that and here you are barely scraping by, worrying about doctor bills and crap. But now those same people look up to you, ask you for advise and shit, cause you’ve been there, done that. It’s different. My friends always joked that I the example they should learn from, and it’s true, but I promise you I have a much better life than most of them do.

            Good luck? I’m more bad luck Brian. She was a virgin, our first time and bang, condom broke. Pregnant. With the twins, medical aid covered my wife but wouldn’t cover them. They were born 6 weeks early and were in ICU for 7 days. R11k per child per day.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 09:49

            Hats off, dude. Seriously. That is a mark of a true man, and a responsible parent. All of us should try and emulate that.

          • Spaffy

            January 29, 2015 at 09:51

            All worth it in the end. I love them to bits XD

          • Admiral Chief

            January 29, 2015 at 08:16

            Only once for me, but it was sort of planned

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 29, 2015 at 08:06

            Haha. That’s funny because we’re gamers, so being in that position at 16yo is unlikely.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 29, 2015 at 08:16

            Only in your case JJ
            πŸ˜›

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 29, 2015 at 08:19

            Probably just because others won’t admit it. ;P

            I was a total nerd, I’m not ashamed.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 29, 2015 at 08:23

            I was part of a few groups, gaming, metal, bikers, social, academic etc.

            Just did not have access to AAA girls, however, since we all know the issues with “AAA”, I think I dodged a day1 patch bullet there

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 29, 2015 at 08:24

            Haha. Absolutely.
            I only knew what women were thanks to games and tv. πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief

            January 29, 2015 at 08:26

            And the internet I assume?

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 29, 2015 at 08:30

            I only got internet when I left the house and moved to the Western Cape. So no.
            It was a different time though.

          • Mossel

            January 29, 2015 at 08:33

            LOOL!

          • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

            January 29, 2015 at 08:21

            Falcon punch dude…60% of the time it works everytime!

  2. Hammersteyn

    January 29, 2015 at 07:47

    Here’s a thought, how soon before we start counting peas again.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 29, 2015 at 07:49

      7 days (the joke is still relevant correct?)

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 29, 2015 at 08:09

        7 years, when the next console cycle starts.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 29, 2015 at 08:17

          Ah, and being 7 times less powerful?
          (still doing it right?)

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  3. Spaffy

    January 29, 2015 at 07:49

    Finish Cyberpunk 2077 first.

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  4. Viking Of Science

    January 29, 2015 at 07:49

    pfft. A remaster of the First Witcher game is completely unnecessary…. With Fan made patches and Hi Rez texture packs, It’s Still quite the looker…

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    • MrVux007

      January 29, 2015 at 15:02

      i think he was referering to console gamers mate…Xbox 360 had Witcher 2 while Playstation had none,it would be really great for them to remake atleast the second one and boy would they be into a treat ^^ im a bit jealous

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  5. Captain JJ Saga

    January 29, 2015 at 07:50

    The first Witcher doesn’t need a remaster.

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  6. WitWolfy

    January 29, 2015 at 08:09

    Too bad, one of the few times I actually want to have a remastered editon of a game and they dont want to release one.

    Guess I’ll just see what the game story is about on Youtube before buying the 3rd one then.

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    • Viking Of Science

      January 29, 2015 at 08:46

      Why? you can run The Witcher 1 on any modern laptop without hassle….

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      • WitWolfy

        January 29, 2015 at 13:47

        ‘Cause it wont add it to my trophy count.

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        • Viking Of Science

          January 29, 2015 at 14:13

          OH….

          #peasantproblems πŸ˜›

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          • WitWolfy

            January 30, 2015 at 08:28

            more like OCD problems lol

  7. schitsophrenic-toothbrush

    January 29, 2015 at 08:13

    I don’t know perhaps its a marketing ploy.. get everyone riled up and then once Witcher 3 has been released and the hype eventually dies down they release an all in one trilogy remastered with extra content. That’s just the conspiracy theorist in me. I would buy it though πŸ˜›

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  8. Ross Woofels Mason

    January 29, 2015 at 08:25

    The biggest disappointment in this series was The Witcher: Rise of The White Wolf never seeing life. So many, the bulk of people I know who enjoy the series have never played the first game because it was PC exclusive.

    I don’t care so much about the second game, but I think the first game being ported to consoles with a similar battle system to the latest 2 and maybe just an HD texture would of been cool.

    But eh no skin off my back, play the series on PC and there and wonderful mod’s for the visuals =p

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  9. Rock789

    January 29, 2015 at 08:26

    Would totally pick up a remastered Witcher HD edition! But happy that they focus on Cyberpunk…

    And yes, the Witcher 3 is coming. Can’t freaking wait!

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  10. Mossel

    January 29, 2015 at 08:32

    If they made a remastered W1 I’d totally tap that shit.

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  11. Muhammad Ahmed Nana

    January 29, 2015 at 08:37

    I’ve never played a Witcher game. The Witcher 3 looks awesome, but i want to play from the first game. So i’m hoping they release a trilogy pack for PC, as a hard copy. I do love collecting the discs for the games I play.

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 29, 2015 at 08:40

      They’re really great. You won’t be disappointed. Do yourself a favour and get the comic books (there are only a few) but it will get you into the story and the whole feel of The Witcher.

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    • Viking Of Science

      January 29, 2015 at 08:50

      They won’t…. CD Projekt is putting a lot of stake in their sister company GOG.com (And Actively speak out against Publishers putting DRM on physical Copies.)

      You can Still find Witcher 2 in retail (Enhanced Edition) The first one will be trickier.

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    • Viking Of Science

      January 29, 2015 at 08:54

      • Viking Of Science

        January 29, 2015 at 08:57

        and 2: Red box version, unfortunately: http://btgames.co.za/bt/infopage.asp?A12808

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        • Captain JJ the crafter

          January 29, 2015 at 09:03

          I love my GOG digital copies. I got so many extras with those. Books, comics, artwork etc

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        • Muhammad Ahmed Nana

          January 29, 2015 at 10:42

          Thanks

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  12. CypherGate

    January 29, 2015 at 09:27

    They need to do remasters

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  13. Tulipdame

    January 29, 2015 at 18:56

    Man. That is a title I haven’t heard about for a long time. I didn’t know CDPR is developing Cyberpunk 2077. Now that I know that…..WHEN DO WE GET IT! Now I am super hyped for it. Please make it super stinking rich with customization!

    Reply

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