CD Projekt Red (CDPR) announced on Wednesday that the next generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be delayed, but the company insists it is not in “a kind of development hell” (via Polygon).
As part of the announcement of the delay, CDPR said the update would miss its second-quarter release and that the studio would move the development of the update internally. CDPR did not announce a new release date or even an expected timeline, which led to some releases – including The edge – to write that the game has been delayed indefinitely. CDPR’s SVP for Business Development, Michał Nowakowski, addressed an issue with this feature in an investor call this week.
“When it comes to [the] next generation launch of The Witcher 3“I think there is one comment I would actually like to make,” he said. (Scrub to 30:34, if you want to hear it yourself.) “I’ve been looking at headlines that popped up here and there over the internet, and I’ve seen one that really caught my attention, ie. ‘Witcher 3 next generation delayed indefinitely. ‘ Which sounds like the game is in some kind of development hell. I would like to state that this is not a fact. There have been many insinuations that we will launch [in] June [of] next year or something. That is completely not the case. “
While he stopped giving details about when we might be able to play the update, the next comments from Nowakowski suggest that it might not be too far away. “All we say is: We’ve taken the development of the game internally. The game will be finished internally. We’ll evaluate our time. It requires a little investigation. That’s all we say. Nobody says the game is delayed. a monumental time ahead of us. “
It confirmed CD Project Reds Karolina Gnaś The edge that the update was originally developed by Saber Interactive, which handled the impressive Switch port for The Witcher 3. However, Saber Interactive has an office in Russia, and as Kotaku noted, a Russian game retailer reported in March that CDPR cut ties with the office that reportedly handled the next-generation update. Gnaś did not answer a question asking if the Russian office was the one working on the update.