CD Projekt insists The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade isn’t ‘dev hell’

Undoubtedly, to the disappointment of Geralt fans, CD Projekt announced yesterday that the next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, originally planned for 2020, has been delayed yet again. The message didn’t come with a replacement launch window, only that the upgrade had been delayed “until further notice.”

To some, myself included, the term was a bit worrisome: “until further notice” sounds a lot like “delayed indefinitely,” which is often a sort of codename for a game in serious trouble. For example, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was indefinitely delayed in early 2021, a move that also caused pre-sales to stop and the developer to cancel the project. Aside from vague assurances that work is still going on, it hasn’t been heard since.