CD Projekt Red has delayed upgrades for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC, PlayStation 5 (PS5), and Xbox Series X (XSX) to next year. These enhanced versions of the big-budget open-world RPGs were expected to arrive sometime this year. Now, you can expect the Cyberpunk 2077 new-gen PS5 / XSX upgrade to launch in the first quarter of 2022, while The Witcher 3 will get its upgrade sometime in the second quarter of 2022. The news may come as a disappointment for fans, especially after ESRB ratings for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions of The Witcher 3 appeared earlier this week. At least the upgrades will be free to current owners of the games.
These two delays follow a tumultuous year for CD Projekt Red, after the studio faced waves of criticism due to Cyberpunk 2077’s launch state. Aside from the pandemic-related struggles likely impacting the teams in some form, the Polish developer has had its hands full working on updates for Cyberpunk 2077.
“Apologies for the extended wait, but we want to make it right,” said a statement posted on the studio’s Twitter.
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 20, 2021
In addition to the many, many patches applied to Cyberpunk 2077 so far, last year’s futuristic RPG was originally planned to feature some sort of multiplayer component down the line. However, a report from earlier this year explained that the direction of those plans is being reconsidered.
Stay tuned for more upgrade updates as CD Projekt Red realigns its release plans for new-gen Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3.