The Witcher 3 next-gen edition has been delayed indefinitely

Written by Chad Norton on Thu, Apr 14, 2022 2:51 PM
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The long-awaited next-gen edition of The Witcher 3 was recently delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was headed by Saber Interactive rather than CD Projekt Red themselves. However, due to some unknown issues, CDPR has decided to bring the remaster to their in-house development team, and has thus delayed the free upgrade indefinitely.

We have decided to have our in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice.” CD Projekt Red said in a statement. “We'll update you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

The Witcher 3 next-gen edition was due to launch in Q2 2022, bringing graphical upgrades such as improved textures and ray tracing, as well as content inspired by the Netflix TV show. CD Projekt Red has been pretty busy fixing their latest release, Cyberpunk 2077, as well as developing its upcoming DLC expansions (which are still happening by the way). 

The studio has also just started development on The Witcher 4, so adding another project on top of that is a big deal. CDPR didn’t give an exact reason as to why they have chosen to bring development in-house instead of with Saber Interactive, but it’s possibly due to the branch working on the remaster being based in Russia. No updated release window has been announced.

What do you think? Were you excited for The Witcher 3 next-gen edition? Why do you think CDPR has chosen to bring development in-house? What are you most excited for about the remaster? And when do you think it will be released now? Let us know!

When do you think The Witcher 3 next gen edition will release now?

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07:18 Apr-15-2022

uh

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07:00 Apr-15-2022

We just need 60 fps for consoles

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06:08 Apr-15-2022

How about making Witcher 1 & 2 remake instead?

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01:45 Apr-16-2022

God yes! Specially the 1st one deserves a proper remake! The whole trilogy will be complete then :D

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00:22 Apr-15-2022

Honestly just how much do you want to shag a horse...


Yeah TW3 was a great game and all that, but come on. Just how many remastered versions of a game do we need?

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11:43 Apr-15-2022

I've played all three and the first is still my favourite

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14:18 Apr-17-2022

I still haven't finished the 2nd one, and I never played the 3rd one.

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00:12 Apr-15-2022

I do hope this is because they want to release it in better state, since remaster should be easy way to getting some of good reputation back with something that is way less work than releasing new game. But we will see, I would guess they will at least re-evaluate Q4 2022, since holidays will be tempting to catch. But I do hope they will make sure it is good one and consider delaying it to 2023. I don't see them delaying it beyond 2023, since it isn't new game and they should be capable of releasing at least remaster in shorter time.


Unless once again they royally screwed with expectations and learned nothing from Cyberpunk fiasco. Hopefully this time they will actually fix their mistake. But we will see. Hopefully this time they also saw what happened with GTA "the anything but definitive edition", so hopefully they understand that this just won't work, if they don't actually make it good.


As always, I recommend against preorders, I will definitely wait for reviews and then decide.

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17:47 Apr-18-2022

This is because the Studio developing it is russian, so because of sanctions they’re going to continue everything in-house, and that definitely slows down progress.

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20:24 Apr-14-2022

I guess they didn't want to risk their dwindling reputation by releasing another buggy mess.

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19:12 Apr-14-2022

Was holding off for this, nevermind so :/ back to the original sure.

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15:21 Apr-14-2022

smh

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