Things aren’t looking great for the promising upgraded version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. CD Projekt RED originally promised the upgrade would arrive in late 2021 before pushing it back to the first half of 2022. Now, it looks like Geralt’s re-release for current-gen consoles won’t be here for a little longer.
The Polish studio took to Twitter to break the unfortunate news to fans. According to the announcement, CDPR has elected to transfer work on next-gen versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to its “internal development team.” The studio is “now evaluating the extent of the work to be done and must therefore postpone the Q2 release until further notice.”
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Previously, Saber Interactive led the development of the project. CDPR and Saber Interactive previously worked together on the well-reviewed Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3.
We have decided to hand over the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to our in-house development team. We are currently assessing the scope of the work to be done and therefore have to postpone the Q2 release until further notice. 1/2
— The Witcher (@witchergame) April 13, 2022
The Witcher 3 remains CDPR’s most recognizable and best game. The open-world RPG combat system, vast and all-encompassing world, and stunning visuals and lore-rich mythos have earned it a place among the best video games of all time. To this day, many fans are still willing to give CDPR hope that it can turn things around for Cyberpunk 2077 after seeing what the studio did to The Witcher 3.
The delay comes just a month after the company announced it had started work on The Witcher 4. After facing controversial issues with Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming game’s director has promised a no-crisis policy under his direction.
Speaking of Cyberpunk 2077, CDPR hasn’t delayed the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions of the much-maligned game. Enhanced ports for Cyberpunk 2077 arrived last month, delighting fans. With the action-RPG now in a mostly playable state, the developer now has its sights set on the game’s long-gestating expansions.