CD Projekt Red has announced another delay to the Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 versions of its RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The Polish studio made the announcement to fans via the game’s Twitter account. “We have decided to have our in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice.”
Previously, Saber Interactive were working on the next-gen versions. This was so that CD Projekt Red could focus on Cyberpunk 2077‘s own Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 upgrades, which arrived in February. It didn’t give any further detail why it was taking them off the project. The company also didn’t give a new ETA for the upgrades. Instead, it told fans it’d update them “as soon as we can”.
The upgrades were first announced back in 2020, promising visual and performance buffs. At the time, it was hoped they would arrive by 2021, but investors were warned of the delay by September of that year. Hope was relit about a month later when they were rated by PEGI, but were dashed again when they were officially delayed into Q2 2022 by October.
We’ll let you know should we hear a new date for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In the meantime, CD Projekt Red has confirmed that work has started on a brand new The Witcher game using Unreal Engine 5.
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— The Witcher (@witchergame) April 13, 2022