The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's expected next-gen release date has been pushed back indefinitely, according to CD Projekt Red. CD Projekt Red originally planned to release the next-generation version in September 2020. Ray tracing, faster frame rates, and improved performance were all planned for the next-generation consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
An explanation was made by CD Projekt Red on Twitter regarding the indefinite postponement of the next-gen release. “We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice,” they said.
According to a report by The Verge, the decision was made “based on recommendations from persons in charge of development,” as stated in an investor note.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is still one of the most popular action role-playing games of all time. The game was released in 2015 and is still as popular as ever, with a next-generation version already in the works. The game is already considered a 'perfect' RPG; now, new elements will be added to further improve the game, such as 4K resolution, smoother frame rates, and even improved ray-tracing. Those who own the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be able to get a free upgrade to the next-gen version when it is released.
CD Projekt Red also revealed that they intend to continue working on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, which is scheduled to be released in 2023. The release date for upcoming Witcher title has yet to be announced.