CD Projekt Red has announced that the new-gen ports of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 have been pushed back.
To be fair, we’ve never had solid release dates for either of the new-gen ports. However, both were originally slated to release sometime in 2021. Sadly, that is not the case as both ports have been pushed back into 2022.
The news was announced on social media following an investor briefing. So now, the new-gen port of The Witcher 3 will launch Q2 2022 and Cyberpunk 2077, Q1 2022.
“Based on recommendations supplied by teams supervising the development of both games, we decided to postpone their releases until 2022,” read the tweet from CDPR. “Our current target for Cyberpunk 2077 is the first quarter of 2022, and second quarter of 2022 for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Apologies for the extended wait, but we want to make it right.”
Patience is a virtue, as they say
It’s disappointing news for fans, especially console gamers. I have pretty much given up on Cyberpunk 2077, but I’ve decided to give the new-gen port a chance. The Witcher 3 is also considered to be CDPRs crown jewel and it’s exciting to see how gorgeous this game will look on new-gen consoles.
Only this week, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was rated by PEGI, giving us hope that a release was just around the corner. Well, we’ve been brought back down to earth following this news.
Alas, it is what it is. As much as I would have loved to have seen both new-gen ports arrive this year as intended, it’s vastly important that CDPR launches both games in a top-notch state.
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