Witcher 3 ‘next-gen’ update postponed indefinitely

An improved version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will not be released in the first half of 2022, CD Project Red said Wednesday. The company has announced this on Twitter, and said it brought the project home. CD Projekt did not open a new release window.

“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 CD Projekt.” We are currently evaluating the scope of the work to be carried out and therefore need to postpone the Q2 release for the time being. We will update you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.”

Saber Interactive, the developers behind the excellent version of Wild Hunting for Nintendo Switch, had previously worked on the project.

Published in 2015, Wild Hunting is the most critically acclaimed game in the history of the franchise. Its visual fidelity and mechanical complexity have given it a place among the best modern PC games, including here at Polygon.

Goodwill earned by commercial and critical success Wild Hunting helped to stimulate consumer interest Cyberpunk 2077, an ambitious title based on a universe created by R. Talsorian Games. Unfortunately, that product was delayed several times before being released in an extremely buggy state. The fallout from the forged release led to a personal apology from the company’s CEO. In addition, required a long period of crunch to bring the game over the finish line.

News by Wild HuntingThe delay comes a month after the company announced that the next title in the Witcher franchise was under development and that it would use Unreal Engine 5 as part of a “multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games.”