The Witcher 4 Unreal Engine 5 concept video features awesome facial animations

The next entry in The Witcher series will be powered by Unreal Engine 5, and fans of the franchise are expecting the game to be amazing.

A new video created by CG Adventures imagine what franchise characters like Geralt of Rivia, and Yennefer of Vengeberg and others will look like in the next entry in the series. Using MetaHuman alongside Unreal Engine 5, the developer had to deal with limited hairstyles, eyebrows and eye color options, so some of the characters look a bit off, especially Geralt, but there’s no denying that the facial expressions featured in the video are quite impressive.

As a big fan of The Witcher 3 and now CD Project Red has announced that the new installment of The Witcher will be using UE5, I wanted to explore what Witcher 3 characters might look like using metahumans. The new metahuman-to-mesh feature made it very easy to use characters from The Witcher 3 as a reference. Metahumans are currently limited with certain hairstyles, eyebrows, eye colors, and of course no scars, but I’ve done my best for Geralt, Yennifer, Olgierd, and Triss.

As already mentioned, the next entry in The Witcher series will be powered by Unreal Engine 5. CD Projekt RED has confirmed that the move from REDEngine was done to have a solid foundation with stability and to stop chasing tools and features:

One of the things that’s really important to keep in mind when talking about open-world games versus, say, more linear games, is the possibility that things could go wrong or the scenarios you have to consider are exponentially higher than in linear games. Players can go in any direction they want, they can run content in any order they theoretically want, and to sum it up that means you need a really stable environment where you can make changes with a high level of confidence that it’s not going to crumble in 1,600 other places down the line.

The next entry in The Witcher is currently in development for an as-yet-unannounced platform. We’ll tell you more about the game as soon as possible, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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