The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Next-Gen Upgrade is Delayed Indefinitely
The Witcher 3 devs have decided to delay the game’s next-gen upgrade yet again. CD Projekt announced to the gaming public that they are postponing the launch. Devs originally set it for the second quarter of this year.
“Based on recommendations from persons in charge of development, the company has decided to have its in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” devs said. “The company is currently evaluating the scope of work to be done.”
Apparently, development for The Witcher 3 has not gone as smoothly as they have initially planned. With that said, devs have decided to postpone the release “until further notice.” This is actually the second delay for the title’s next-gen upgrade.
The much-awaited The Witcher 3 upgrade will be coming to PC users as a free update. Back in September of 2020, devs announced that it will be out by 2021. However, last October, they pushed it back to mid-2022. This was primarily because of the studio’s struggle with addressing the issues associated with Cyberpunk 2077.
Unfortunately, The Witcher 3 devs are silent about the specific reasons why they decided to delay the release. Also, they have not provided any new release date for the upgrade. News about this delay comes just one month after devs announced that the next installment in the franchise was in the works. At the time, devs confirmed that the upcoming game was going to run on Unreal Engine 5 as part of a “multi-year strategic partnership with Epic Games.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made its debut into the gaming market in 2015. Its visual fidelity and mechanical complexity made it one of the most critically acclaimed titles in the history of the series.
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