It's been delayed, again.

The Witcher 3 Delayed For PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X/S

CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S has been delayed, until further notice.

Furthermore, CD Projekt Red has also confirmed that the new-gen port will now be developed in-house. It was previously being developed by Saber Interactive, a studio known for handling remasters and ports.

News of the delay was announced on the official social media pages for The Witcher. “We have decided to have our in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” read a tweet. “We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice.


The port has suffered multiple delays

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Announced in September 2020, this is not the first time that the new-gen port of The Witcher 3 has been delayed. The Witcher 3 was set to release during the second half of 2021 before it was postponed.

The Witcher 3 was then supposed to release during Q2 of 2022, but it was delayed once more. Additionally, a CDPR financial report stated that the new-gen port was on track to release during its new window. Obviously, as we now know, that was not to be.

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No date has been set

At this time, we have no release date or window for the new-gen port of The Witcher 3, but let’s hope this is the last delay it will suffer.


The new-gen port of CDPRs crown jewel will have improved textures and resolution, as well as ray-tracing and faster loading times. It will also be free to those that already own the previous-gen version.

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