CD Projekt announced that it has decided to spend more time developing new generation versions of its two major games. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S native versions of “Cyberpunk 2077” and “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” will be launched next year.
The disclosure of these delays is Investor update On the CD Projekt website. The upgraded version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be launched in the first quarter of 2022, and fans of the Witcher 3 will have to wait until the second quarter of 2022 to take risks with Livia’s Geralt on the latest console hardware. The following is a complete quote from the CDPR website on delays. (Note-CDPR has translated this announcement from its original Polish version):
CD PROJEKT SA (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) hopes to provide an update on its 2021 release schedule, as it involves the next-generation console (Xbox Series X) dedicated versions of “Cyberpunk 2077” and “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” Release. |S and PlayStation 5). The company’s management committee hereby announces that it has decided to allocate additional time to these two projects based on the recommendations provided by the supervisory developers. The company currently plans to release the next-generation version of “Cyberpunk 2077” in the first quarter of 2022 and the next-generation version of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” in the second quarter of 2022.
CD Projekt is no stranger to spending time developing games. Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development for many years before the turbulent release in December last year. Due to technical issues and players’ dissatisfaction with the console port, the PlayStation 4 version was removed from the digital PlayStation store (which has since been restored to the PSN store), and a new refund policy must be formulated.
It is worth noting that currently there will be frame rate enhancements when playing Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox series consoles, but any additional enhancements will not be available until the native version of the console drops next year.
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