Do not expect to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s next generation update in the near future. CD Project Red has delayed the free upgrade release “so far” after deciding to end the project with an in-house development team instead of Saber Interactive. The company wants to evaluate the necessary “scope of work,” according to a statement.
That Wild Hunting the update was originally due to arrive in the second quarter (i.e. before the end of June). It would refresh the 2015-era games for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S and PC with beam-track lighting, faster loading times and possibly other features that utilize modern hardware. This would be a “Complete Edition” with extensions and other content, including material inspired by Netflix Witcher series.
It is not certain what led to the decision to drop the external study. This is not necessarily an attempt to avoid a recurrence Cyberpunk 2077‘s buggy launch. However, it would not be surprising if CDPR exercise caution. This will be the last Witcher release until the new title based on Unreal Engine 5 – a polished experience will ensure players have a positive opinion of the series when the follow-up arrives.
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