I’m pretty sure that a lot of players were looking forward to The Witcher 3 Next-Gen (which was meant to come out in Q2 2022). However, CD Projekt RED has just announced that this next-gen version has been indefinitely delayed.
As CD Projekt RED stated:
“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.”
And that is that. We now don’t really know when this next-gen update will come out. If I had to guess, I’d say that we shouldn’t expect it before 2023.
CD Projekt RED initially announced The Witcher 3 Next Gen in September 2020. Although the team has not revealed much, it did claim that it would support Ray Tracing effects.
Then, in March 2021, CD Projekt RED’s lead PR manager said that the update would come in H1 2021. And then, in October 2021, CDPR claimed that this Next-Gen Update would come out in Q2 2022.
All in all, it’s been two whole years of nothing. Don’t get us wrong, we totally understand the situation with COVID-19. However, we’re talking about a Next-Gen Update, and not an ENTIRE new game. If CDPR can’t deliver an update for an already released game, then what will happen with the next The Witcher game? But hey, at least until then you can use Reshade Ray Tracing and mods.
Stay tuned for more!