CD Project has revealed that the engine to power its next-generation titles is already in development.
The developer of The Witcher two has previously announced plans to release two "AAA" games by 2015, both of which "are definitely starting for new consoles," managing director Adam Badowski told Eurogamer.
These games will run on a new, more powerful engine, the development of which "we've already started," said Badowski.
"We prepared a backlog for the new features quite a long time ago," he added. "You probably know that we've decided to develop our new engine that is called Red Engine, so we've prepared a long-term plan for that engine. So we are yes, yes we are developing some features just for the new [engine]."
Head of marketing Michal Platkow-Gilewski chimed in, "We are anticipating what the new generations of consoles may be."
So does CDP know something about the next consoles that we don't? Apparently not, according to Badowski, who insists the "quite powerful but nothing extraordinary" specs its working towards are what it hopes will be a "lucky guess".
One of the new games planned is an RPG, confirmed Badowski, who went on to hint, "The whole scenario is quite simple: we're going to create almost exactly the same kind of team, and our policy is to create RPG games for mature audiences. But of course the second title will be different than the first one. We need to change universe and gameplay mechanics, but the game will be based on a deep scenario as [are] The Witcher games."
He also confirmed two smaller "A" games this year, one due in Q1 2012, and one "AA" title next year. That makes five.
What a busy bunch.