CD Projekt Red has delayed the new-generation versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A new release date was not given, but don’t plan on it showing up during the second quarter (from now until the end of June), as it was previously announced.
The delay is due to CD Projekt Red’s internal development taking over. “We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice,” the studio recently stated in a tweet. Saber Interactive was working on the port before CD Projekt Red decided to bring it in-house.
A reason for the shift to CDPR’s internal team was not shared, but the team is currently also working on improving Cyberpunk 2077 and developing post-release content for that title. Kotaku did point out that it was a Russia-based studio that was working on the game, though CD Projekt Red declined to comment when asked if the invasion of Ukraine played a part in the decision to remove the game from Saber. CD Projekt did suspend game sales in Russia at the start of the invasion.
No one knows how long this delay will be, so it’s indefinite for now.
Those who already own The Witcher 3 will be able to upgrade to the new-gen version for free. Specifics of this process haven’t been announced. Similarly, it’s unknown what kind of enhancements will be made to new-gen versions, but all of The Witcher 3’s DLC will be included.