After some delays, developer CD Projekt Red says the PS5 and Xbox Series versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are still slated for 2022. Considered one of the most immersive open-world games in recent history, the third entry in the series is beloved by fans of the fantasy genre, role-playing titles, great storytelling or a combination of the three. Those with a current-gen system are patiently waiting for the game to be ported to new consoles.
It looks like there won’t be much more to look forward to either. Since CD Projekt Red is working on a new Witcher entry, it seems obvious that the Polish studio is returning to the series that made it a household name in the industry from the start. As the developer branched out in 2020 for the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077the sprawling sci-fi title was poorly received at the time due to a litany of game-breaking bugs, which are patched with numerous updates, but which have taken CDPR’s reputation for a spin.
That said, at least The Witcher 3 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series consoles. According to a recent report from VGC, during an earnings call this week, the studio’s co-CEO Adam Kiciński said the team was “on track” to release current-gen versions of its massively successful title by the end of 2022. The RPG was originally meant to be ported in 2021 but was pushed back to April of this year. However, CDPR then had to delay it again, even though it looks like fans will finally be able to see The Witcher 3 on current-gen consoles before the end of this year. The project was returned to the developer after being initially ported by Saber Interactive, which worked on the Switch version of the game.
While it is the witcher series the company is best known for, the team is still working hard to maintain Cyberpunk 2077 updated, fixing even more bugs, as well as recently unveiling some DLC. While the game marked the industry as one of the most disastrous launches of this generation, the studio is at least working to improve things.
In addition to upcoming ports and cyberpunk DLC, CD Projekt Red confirmed earlier this year that a new Witcher the game is being developed in Unreal Engine 5. Not much is known about the next entry in the series, but the studio has said it won’t be called Witcher 4. No doubt many fans will be interested to see where the franchise goes from here.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, with versions for PS5 and Xbox Series coming in late 2022.
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