CD Projekt: The next generation of “Cyberpunk 2077” and “The Witcher 3” may not be released this year
Although many players are looking forward to the next-generation version of “The Witcher 3” and “Cyberpunk 2077”, and the related content has been partially exposed, it is possible that everyone will be disappointed. Because at a recent semi-annual financial meeting, SVP Michał Nowakowski of the Business Development Department of CD Projekt told investors that the release of the next-generation versions of these two games has not yet been fully implemented.
The next-generation version of “The Witcher 3” was announced as early as September last year. It will have a light chase and faster loading time on the next-generation console. The next-generation version of “Cyberpunk 2077” was even announced in June last year. Many players even hope that this next-generation version can improve the performance or graphics of “Cyberpunk 2077” on the console.
The next-generation versions of these two games were originally scheduled to be launched this year, that is, in 2021. CD Projekt is also planning to do this, but there is no guarantee that it will be launched this year. Michał Nowakowski said:
“The target is to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 late this year. At the same time, keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development, we can’t say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.”
“With The Witcher 3, the situation is slightly different in the way that this is being tackled by the external team mainly, which is Saber Interactive, the company that we have worked with before on Switch and also with updates in the past.”
“As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release that game still in late 2021. However, similarly, the development process is ongoing, and we cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change.”
“But for the time being, we definitely are aiming with both titles for late 2021 and I don’t want to be more specific at this moment in time.”