Things are not looking up for those who want to play Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 on the next generation of consoles and PC. CD Projekt Red in September had stated that the developers were looking to release both Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 next-gen upgrades somewhere around late 2021. But now, players will have to wait to play these titles till sometime in 2022.
On Wednesday, CD Projekt Red took to their official Twitter to announce the delay and said they wanted to make “it right.” The company had previously delayed Cyberpunk 2077 multiple times before it was finally released in a semi-broken state last year. As for the next generation upgrades, the company is now targetting to release Cyberpunk 2077 in the first quarter of 2022, while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is slated to release in the second quarter of 2022. You can check out their tweet below.
IMPORTANT PRODUCTION UPDATE pic.twitter.com/KOnaIVOt4v
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 20, 2021
As per the tweet, the decision to delay the next generation upgrades was taken “based on recommendations” provided by the teams working on the project. While delays in game development are nothing new, CD Projekt Red would want to take some extra precautionary steps this time around. The company’s last game met with a rocky start despite the game being so much hyped. Cyberpunk 2077 was released in a broken state and the game was and is still riddled with bugs and glitches, especially on the older consoles. In a bid to undo their wrongs, CD Projekt Red had come out with a roadmap for fixing the game into a much playable and better state by releasing patches and hotfixes.
Apart from the free update optimizing the game for next-generation hardware, The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt will also come with a DLC “inspired by” the Netflix show. This announcement came via the developers’ CD Projekt Red and Netflix at the WitcherCon in July of this year. CD Projekt Red is very tight-lipped about the new DLC and what fans can expect, but we still know a few things. During the WitcherCon stream, Philipp Weber, the lead quest designer at CD Projekt Red had said, “So as an example, you might be able to wear Geralt’s armor inspired by the Netflix series,” which, to say the least, is fascinating.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia, while The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available on PCs, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.