CD Projekt Red has put the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S update for The Witcher 3 on hold “until further notice.”
The update was originally due for release in Q2 2022.
Yesterday, the official Witcher game Twitter account announced the next-gen version will now be handled by an in-house development team.
“We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice,” the team wrote. “We’ll update you as soon as we can.”
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. 1/2— The Witcher (@witchergame) April 13, 2022
Last month, the Polish developer released the next-gen update and a comprehensive patch for Cyberpunk 2077, a game that was heavily criticised for quality issues when it launched. The update was released more than a year after launch.
CD Projekt Red announced last month that it is currently working on a new Witcher game, one powered by Epic’s Unreal Engine 5 as opposed to the studio’s in-house tech. Game director Jason Slama vowed there would be no crunch (his exact words were “Never on my watch!”).
Both The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 were reportedly developed under intense working conditions.