In a recent post on the official Twitter account of CD Projekt RED, the game studio shared a production update for the fans who were eagerly waiting for the next-gen versions of these two games. The company has decided to postpone the releases of the next-gen versions of both games until 2022 after it was recommended by the teams supervising their development.
Both the PC and console versions have been affected and they will now be released sometime in 2022. Cyberpunk 2077 will be in the first quarter of next year, while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be in the second quarter of the same year as well.
The company also added a line at the end. “Apologies for the extended wait, but we want to make it right,” it said. After the controversial buggy mess of a launch of Cyberpunk 2077 last year, it seems CDPR has learned its lesson and will now take steps in making these next-gen versions bug-free. It would be better if it launches early, but with what everyone experienced last year, it would be best that the development team will take their time.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Both are backwards compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, but the next gen versions will be released sometime next year.