It looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for the next-gen updates for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt Red has announced via Twitter that the enhanced iteration of the title’s production is being brought in-house as opposed to utilizing Saber Interactive. The company says that due to this radical change and the overall remaining work that needs to be done, they are now estimating that it will not be ready by the proposed Q2 2022 release time frame. CD Project Red then states that “We’ll update you as soon as we can. Thank you for understanding.”
We’ll update you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding. 2/2
— The Witcher (@witchergame) April 13, 2022
Since CD Projekt Red didn’t give a new time frame this essentially means that the enhanced ports of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are now postponed indefinitely. The company also hasn’t detailed what exactly we should expect from the next-gen version besides the usual bells and whistles like ray tracing, 4K resolution, and a constant 60 frames per second. This announcement also comes shortly after the company revealed that they were working on another Witcher title and that they would not have any crunch time at the office during its production.
Another title from CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, did get the promised next-gen update back in February which added a lot of those aforementioned features. The patch seems to have greatly improved the title since its now infamous launch in December 2020, which greatly diminished the loving reputation that CD Projekt Red has built for themselves. While it is sad to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen update delayed, it’s also very possible that we could see an eventual release sometime this year. Either way, we’re still looking forward to playing this enhanced version whenever it drops. Hopefully, the company will have some more information in the coming months.