We expected to be able to play the improved Witcher 3 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S by now. However, CD Projekt Red announced a delay last month. All of this came after the game’s PEGI rating was discovered. To refresh your memory, CD Projekt Red decided to postpone the upgrade indefinitely and work on it themselves.
Originally, Saber Interactive was in charge of this upgrade. Then came the tragic events of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Then CD Projekt Red announced that they would no longer sell its products in Russia and Belarus. When the announcement was made last month, it was rumored that the developer was unwilling to work with Saber. This is because the Russian office in St. Petersburg was said to be in charge of the upgrade.
Where The Witcher 3 Upgrade Stands Today
Last month CD Projekt Red confirmed the upgrade was not in development hell.
When it comes to the next-gen launch of Witcher 3, there’s one comment I wanted to make. I’ve been looking at headlines around the internet and one drew my attention: ‘Witcher 3 next-gen delayed indefinitely.’ “[This] sounds like the game is in sort of development hell. I want to say it’s not a fact. There have been a lot of insinuations that we’re going to launch in June of next year. That’s completely not the case.
The game is going to be finished in-house. Nobody is saying the game is delayed in some monumental sort of time gap ahead of us.
So today CD Projekt Red has now given a release window for these planned upgrades.
It is expected towards the end of the year. Also remember it’s a free upgrade to owners of the game. Hopefully, by the time we get our hands on the upgrade, we get more news on the Witcher reboot in Unreal Engine 5.