CD Project Red delays the next generation Witcher 3 again, this time indefinitely

CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has once again delayed the release of its next generation update The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CDPR originally aimed for a release date in late 2021 for the free next-gen upgrade to the game, but the developer later pushed it to Q2 2022, and now it’s unclear exactly when we may be able to play it.

“We have decided to let our in-house development team carry out the remaining work on the next generation of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt“, said CDPR via the official The Witcher Twitter account. “We are currently assessing the extent of the work to be done and therefore need to postpone Q2 release for the time being.” The change was made “based on recommendations from people responsible for development,” according to a note to investors.

CDPR has not yet specified what to expect from it The Witcher 3 ‘s next-generation patch (though the developer is planning some free armor inspired by the popular Netflix series). But the next generation upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077 hit in February and added some major improvements like ray tracing support, faster load times and on PS5 support for DualSense controller features like adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. That game seems to have improved a lot compared to its original launch, which had dozens of flaws, even after developers were reportedly forced to pinch to get the game out the door to reach its own delayed release date.