CD Projekt RED has been eyeing the multiplayer area for some time. The authentic plan was for the studio to develop a standalone multiplayer recreation within the (*5*) universe, however shortly after (*5*) 2077’s launch, CDPR introduced that that challenge had been shelved, with the studio as an alternative seeking to “improve” its single participant video games with multiplayer components, which might be added progressively to each its major franchises.
The Polish studio had, as such, been engaged on in-house multiplayer expertise to assist these plans, however latest developments have led to some modifications. CD Projekt RED lately entered right into a strategic partnership with Epic Games to make use of Unreal Engine 5 for its future video games, together with the following mainline Witcher title. In a latest quarterly earnings name, CD Projekt CFO Piotr Nielubowicz confirmed that that in-house multiplayer improvement has now ended, since due to Unreal Engine 5, CDPR now has entry to readymade “superior” multiplayer tech.
“In previous years we labored on creating our multiplayer expertise,” Nielubowicz stated (transcribed by Wccftech). “In the wake of the latest resolution to begin strategic cooperation with Epic Games and to make use of Unreal Engine 5 which presents superior multiplayer options, we ceased additional improvement of our personal multiplayer expertise and created a respective write-up within the quantity of almost $4.90 million.”
During the earnings name, CD Projekt additionally introduced up to date gross sales figures for (*5*) 2077 and The Witcher, and introduced that the previous’s enlargement will launch someday in 2023. The studio additionally offered assurances that The Witcher 3 next-gen model’s latest delay isn’t as dire as some fear- learn extra on that by right here.