At the recent 2021 third-quarter earnings conference held by CD Projekt Red, Adam Kiciński, President and Co-CEO of CD Projekt Group, confirmed that the next-generation versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S) are expected to be released in the first and second quarters of 2022.
The next-generation versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 were originally planned to be released in the fourth quarter of 2021. According to the schedule, they have already been postponed. Adam Kiciński said that CD Projekt Red will ensure that the next-generation version of Cyberpunk 2077 is different from the original PlayStation 4/Xbox One version. In addition, Update 1.5 will have a series of upgrades, and more testing is required.
CD Projekt Red’s financial report shows that from the end of 2020, CD Projekt Red will use at least half of the company’s resources to update Cyberpunk 2077 (fix various bugs) and develop next-generation versions, only about one-eighth of the resources are used in DLC. As Cyberpunk 2077 gradually fixes thousands of bugs through various patches and makes better optimization for the platform, plus price reduction promotions, the sales, and reputation of Cyberpunk 2077 have been greatly improved in the near future.