The Witcher 4 will not be an Epic Games Store exclusive, developer CD Projekt Red has confirmed.
While the studio hasn’t confirmed exactly what platforms the game will ultimately launch on each time it arrives, at least we know that the game won’t be an Epic Store exclusive for PC gamers.
Confirmation came from official Witcher Twitter account in a response to a fan suggesting The Witcher 4 would only be available through Epic, rather than other storefronts like Steam and CD Projekt Red’s own GOG.
We do not plan to make the game exclusive to a single storefront.March 21, 2022
Speculation began in response to CD Projekt Red confirming that the game would be developed using the brand new Unreal Engine 5.
“We are pleased to announce that the next installment in The Witcher video game series is currently in development, kicking off a new saga for the franchise,” said CD Projekt Red. “It’s an exciting time as we transition from REDengine to Unreal Engine 5, entering into a multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games.”
“This not only covers licensing, but also the technical development of Unreal Engine 5, as well as potential future Unreal Engine releases, if any. We will be working closely with Epic Games developers, with the main focus to help adapt the motor-experiences of the world.”
Luckily, that doesn’t seem to extend to PC storefront exclusivity with Epic as well, which is great news for gamers looking to use other PC game retailers.
CD Projekt Red has also confirmed that the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is still on the waytoo.