We at CD Projekt Red are already used to delays, and today they added one more to the endless list. Through Twitterannounced that the update next generation from The Witcher 3 will arrive later than expected. The plan of the Polish study was to launch it in the second quarter of this year, but they will not be able to carry it out. Unfortunately, this version, which will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, remained without a release window…
“We have decided to hand over to our internal development team the rest of the work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We are currently assessing the scope of the work to be carried out and therefore have to postpone the publication of Q2 until further notice. We will let you know as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding”, mentions CD Projekt. So, the deadline is indefinite and we don’t know how long we will have to wait for this update.
Without a doubt, this is very bad news for the millions of players who have wanted to resume the adventure of Geralt of Rivia on their next-gen consoles. Although, on the other hand, looking at the study’s recent decision history, it was predictable What The Witcher 3 for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S risked being postponed again. Remember that the plates of Cyberpunk 2077 they also suffered adjournments before seeing the light.
From what we know so far, the version next generation from The Witcher 3 It will arrive with various technical innovations to take advantage of today’s hardware. For example, there will be a increased resolution and frame rate per second. If we take as a reference what he has already done Cyberpunk 2077, we could have several visual modalities; one that prioritizes resolution and another prioritizes images.
Also, there will be textures with a higher level of detail and support for ray tracing (laser trace). Finally, be aware that the update will offer various content inspired by the witcher, the popular Netflix series starring Henry Cavill. However, we don’t know if it will only be cosmetic items or if there will be new missions as well. Anyway, we will have to wait longer to enjoy the updated version of The Witcher 3.
The announcement of the delay comes shortly after confirmation of the new The Witcher 4, whose development will be possible thanks to Unreal Engine 5. Although we do not have many details about its history, it is very likely that it will be separated from the stories and characters of the main trilogy. In fact, his first image suggests that the Lynx School, which was created by the fandom of the franchise, to be an essential part of the new game. In the following link you can consult more information about it.