The delayed new generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in Q4 2022.
Back in April, CD Projekt Red announced that they had developed a new generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in-house and that Due to this change, the update was basically delayed indefinitely. Following reports that the delay was “development hell”, CDPR has issued a statement stating that this is not the case and now we know that the new generation update will be released in about three months. Last year.
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We’re excited to announce that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next Generation is scheduled for release in Q4 2022.
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Original story, 4/14/22:
Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red announced last week that their new generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, originally set for release in Q2 2022, is delay “until further notice.”
As for why, the studio said they are internally moving to develop the upgrade and evaluate the scope of the update. However, many people take “until further notice” as a not-so-serious sign that the update is in trouble, especially when CDPR revealed that they are no longer using an external studio. to handle the update but instead do it in-house. Some reports call the delay “indefinite delay”, often with the implication “Growth Hell.”
However, during a new investor call, CDPR Senior Vice President of Business Development Michał Nowakowski explained that delays are not development hell.
“I was looking at the headlines that popped up here and there on the internet and I saw one that really caught my attention, which was ‘Indefinitely Delayed Next Generation Witch 3’ , it sounds like the game is in some kind of development hell,” said Nowakowski, as reported by PC Gamers. “I want to say that this is not the reality. There have been a lot of hints that we will launch, like next June or something like that. That is absolutely not the case.
“All we are saying is, we did the game development in-house. That game will be finished in the house. We’re evaluating our time, that needs a bit of investigation. That’s all we’re talking about. No one said the game was delayed [with] some epic time gap ahead of us. That’s a lot I can say about the next-gen Witcher, but I really want to emphasize that fact.”
PC Gamers reports that later on the investor call, Nowakowski told investors that “not many” developers are working on the next-generation update, estimated at 15 people with support staff external addition, seems to indicate that the update is almost not done.
“Taking over this project will not affect the development of our next game,” he said.
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[Source: PC Gamer]
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