CD Projekt RED announced this morning that they’ve created a brand new in-house engine specifically for open and sprawling non-linear RPGs. They’re calling it REDengine 3, and it will be used to create the recently unveiled Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt RED even claims that this thing is next-gen capable. From the release:
The engine is a next-gen-ready solution that begins to blur the line between pre-rendered CGI movies and real time rendered graphics, bringing us closer to the most life-like world ever created in video games.
With an emphasis on gorgeous visuals and an environment impacted by player choice and consequence, REDengine 3 sounds intriguing enough. We’ll all be able to see it in motion with Cyberpunk 2077 officially launches. They haven’t put a release date on that game yet, but we know it’s years away. I’m almost certain we’ll see it on next-gen consoles.
We also know that CD Projekt RED is set to announce something else on February 5th, so perhaps that involves this new tech as well.
As more comes, we’ll have it.