Next-gen versions Cyberpunk and Witcher 3 might get delayed

If you’re one of those people that’s still waiting for the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 or Witcher 3, you might be forced to wait longer than anticipated. According to developer CD Projekt RED, the ambition is still to release them later this year, but they don’t feel like falling for the same mistake twice. Smart thinking, guys.

The expectations were tempered by the company’s SVP of business development Michał Nowakowski. While addressing shareholders, Nowakowski reiterated that the current release window is still on the table, but a delay might be necessary. Why? Because CD Projekt doesn’t want to fumble a major release twice in a row. Better get it right this time.

“The target is to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 late this year. At the same time, keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development, we can’t say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.”

The same goes for the next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3, which is being developed by Saber Interactive. CD Projekt still believes that a launch in 2021 is doable, but the Polish studio is rather safe than sorry. And who can blame them? Over-promising and under-performing sure leaves a bitter taste, doesn’t it, CD Projekt? This is what Geralt had to say about it:

So there you have it. The next-gen patches might still arrive by the end of the year, but they also might not. So don’t get your hopes up just yet. You might have to wait a little longer if you wish to toss a coin to your next-gen Witcher. Do you think you can hack that?

Oh, and thanks VGC, for the initial report!