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The Witcher 3: very bad news for the PS5 and Xbox Series versions


In September 2020, CD Projekt, the parent company of CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the trilogy The Witcher or the controversy Cyberpunk 2077, announced that a next-gen version was in development. A version sublimated by the possible presence of mods, enough to give balm to the heart of the owners of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X. However, CD Projekt has just announced very bad news for this next-gen version.

bad news for witcher 3 on ps5 and xbox series

After seducing millions of players between 2007 and 2015 with its three parts of The Witcher, CD Projekt ventured into the cyberpunk universe with Cyberpunk 2077. A textbook case of miscommunication that will end up embodying a turning point in the year 2020. And on October 20 of the same year, CD Projekt had to muster up its courage to announce the postponement of the next-gen upgrade. of The Witcher 3 with a new release date: the second quarter of 2022, i.e. between April 1 and June 30, 2022.

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But while the month of April is already well underway, the Polish publisher spoke again this Wednesday, April 13, directly via the official Twitter account of the franchise The Witcherto announce a second postponement.

We’ll update you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding. 2/2

April 13, 2022

We have decided to entrust our internal development team with the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We are currently assessing the scope of the work to be done and therefore have to postpone the planned Q2 release until further notice.

We will let you know as soon as we can. thank you for your understanding

A postponement justified by a change of team which suggests development glitches. IInitially developed by the teams at Saber Interactive (the studio found in particular behind the Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3), this next-gen version therefore no longer has a release date. The Polish publisher will not fail to keep aficionados of The Witcher 3, who have been waiting for this upgrade for several years now. It remains to be seen when. CD Projekt does not seem ready to shelve its flagship franchise, the fourth installment of which was announced last month.

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