The Witcher 1 & 2 Remasters Are “Really Cool Ideas” But Won’t Happen
Now get back to finishing The Witcher 3.
CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be available as a backwards compatible Xbox 360 title for the Xbox One when the functionality goes live in November. However, is there a chance that The Witcher 2 or even the first game could be remastered for the current generation?
It’s not exactly the worst idea – the popularity of The Witcher 3 proves there’s a strong audience for these games. And when they can help to set up the mythos and lore in the third game, then why not? Unfortunately, community manager Marcin Momot stated that, “That’s a really cool idea. Sadly, doubt this will ever happen.”
The reasons are obvious – CD Projekt RED is currently working on supporting The Witcher 3, which includes the major expansions that are coming up. There’s also the matter of Cyberpunk 2077. Though the developer will focus more on it in 2017, it’s likely there are plenty of resources devoted to it already. Nonetheless, we can still dream.