Good news for those who wait stoically for the release of the version next-gen from The Witcher 3 for Xbox Series X|S and PS5. CD Projekt RED announced that the game will be available in the last quarter of 2022although it remains to be defined what the specific release date will be.
However, it is still a very important novelty, since it at least gives an approximate window for its launch; provided no further delays occur, of course.
Let us remember that the debut of The Witcher 3 for current Microsoft and Sony consoles it had originally been promised for 2021, although it was later postponed until the second quarter of 2022. However, the Polish studio reported in April that the update was delayed indefinitely, bringing even more uncertainty to fans.
As for the new temporary window stipulated by CD Projekt RED, no major reasons have been revealed. The announcement was made just on the date that 7 years have passed since the launch of The Witcher 3which originally debuted in 2015. The company has only mentioned that the decision has to do with “recommendations from the people in charge of development.”
The Witcher 3 You can no longer delaying his arrival to Xbox Series X | S and PS5
The update delay next-gen from The Witcher 3 has not helped CD Projekt RED improve its image, which had already been seriously affected by the fiasco of the release of Cyberpunk 2077. And when it became known that the game would not arrive between April and June of this year, as promised, there was talk that it had fallen into “development hell” (development hell).
However, from the company they came to the intersection of these statements. Michał Nowakowski, senior vice president of business development at the studio, was the one who downplayed the matter. In fact, he assured that the delay it would not be as long as many supposed.
“There have been a lot of hints that we’re going to release The Witcher 3 in June of next year, or something like that. That’s not the case at all.”
Michał Nowakowski, from CD Projekt RED, after the postponement announced in April
The main reason for the delay of the version of The Witcher 3 for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S has been the change in strategy for its development. He himself had been outsourced to Saber Entertainment, which had already been at the forefront of the Nintendo Switch version; however, CD Projekt RED decided to continue the work on their own. “The game will be finished internally. We are evaluating our time and that requires a little investigation,” they explained at the time.
The update next-gen from The Witcher 3 It will arrive with a few new features, not only technical but also content. The title will offer a higher resolution, a higher frame rate per second, support for ray tracing and a higher level of detail in the textures. On the other hand, the inclusion of downloadable content based on the Netflix series starring Henry Cavill, which already has two seasons, is expected.
Now it only remains to wait to see if the game will actually reach the latest Sony and Microsoft consoles in the final part of the year. Meanwhile, the study already working on a new The Witcherwhich promises to make a phenomenal graphic leap thanks to the Unreal Engine 5 engine.