CD Projekt announced on Thursday that it will take over the development of The witcher 3‘s next-gen update it had outsourced and is evaluating how much extra work the new version of the game needs. As bleak as that may sound, the developer clarified on Friday that the update is not in “development hell,” but also didn’t specify a release window.
“I’ve been looking at headlines that have popped up here and there around the internet and I saw one that really caught my attention which is ‘Witcher 3 Next-Gen Indefinitely Delayed’ which sounds like the game would be into some kind of development hell,” said Michał Nowakowski, CD Projekt’s senior vice president of business development, during the company’s investor conference call on Friday. “I would like to emphasize that this is not the case. There’s been a lot of hints that we’ll be launching something like that in June next year. That is absolutely not the case.”
It’s worth noting that the original announcement of the next-gen update’s delay was made via The Witcher’s Twitter account, which CD Projekt runs. The tweet states that CD Projekt is handling development of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game in-house, delaying the game’s release and evaluating possible new dates.
“The game is finished in-house. We’re valuing our time, that requires a little research – that’s all we’re saying,” Nowakowski explained. “No one says the game is delayed in a monumental time gap ahead of us. That’s all I can say about Witcher Next-Gen, but I really want to emphasize that fact.”
CD Projekt also made it clear in the call that the work is taken on by the team in order to develop further The witcher 3The internal next-gen version of will not affect the development of the studio’s next game.
Despite all that, the call didn’t provide any details on when the next-gen version of The witcher 3 might actually be released, but at least now we know for sure it won’t be June 2023.
https://www.polygon.com/23026722/witcher-3-next-gen-delay-release-date-cd-projekt According to CD Projekt, The Witcher 3 next-gen is not in development hell