CD Projekt RED has delayed the next-gen versions of The Witcher 3 indefinitely

The Polish studio is bringing the development of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X in-house.


Things aren't going well for the promising enhanced version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. CD Projekt RED initially said that the upgrade would be arriving in late 2021 before delaying it to the first half of 2022. Now, it appears that Geralt's re-release for the current-gen consoles isn't going to be here for a little while longer.

Delayed Next Gen Versions The Witcher Indefinitely
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is expected to get ray tracing support and faster loading times on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.

The Polish studio went on Twitter to break the unfortunate news to fans. According to the announcement, CDPR has elected to move the work on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's next-gen versions to its "in-house development team." The studio is now "evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice."

Previously, Saber Interactive had helmed the development of the project. CDPR and Saber Interactive previously worked together on the well-reviewed Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3.

The Witcher 3 remains CDPR's most recognizable and best game. The open-world RPGs combat system, vast and encompassing world, as well as amazing visuals and lore-rich mythos has earned it a place among the best video games of all time. To date, many fans are still willing to give CDPR hope that it can turn things around for Cyberpunk 2077 after seeing what the studio did to The Witcher 3.

The delay comes just a month after the company announced that it had started working on The Witcher 4. After facing controversial issues with Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming game's director promised a no-crunch policy under his watch.

Delayed Next Gen Versions The Witcher Indefinitely
Despite the recent struggles, CDPR continues to reap the good will it sowed with The Witcher trilogy.

Speaking of Cyberpunk 2077, CDPR did not delay the much-maligned game's PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions. The enhanced ports for Cyberpunk 2077 arrived last month, delighting fans. With the action RPG now in a mostly playable state, the developer now has its eyes set on the long-gestating expansions for the game.


Ray Ampoloquio
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