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CD Projekt Red Targets Next-Gen Releases For Cyberpunk 2077 & The Witcher 3 For Late 2021, But Uncertainty Blankets The Release Window

Posted on September 7, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Coming this December will mark one full year since the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Additionally, it also reflects a complete revolution of the planet with the hardened reception towards the game regarding the state the CD Projekt Red released it in. As many already know, the title was not delivered in favor of last-generation machines – even for the hardware that released a special edition for.

Following the harsh, but deserved response to Cyberpunk 2077 shipped the way it was, CD Projekt Red went on to confront the matter head-on by confirming that work for other projects will be heavily shelved as it focuses on resolving the problems that still plague the game then. This includes pushing promised, post-launch expansions and the next-generation versions for both Cyberpunk 2077 & The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as well.

In a new webcast call for the Polish game studio, CD Projekt Red now aims to deliver both Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions for its largest IPs as far as late 2021. But, there is some hesitation to delivering at that launch window still, Video Game Chronicles transcribes.

The target is to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 late this year. At the same time, keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development, we can’t say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.

With The Witcher 3, the situation is slightly different in the way that this is being tackled by the external team mainly, which is Saber Interactive, the company that we have worked with before on Switch and also with updates in the past. As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release that game still in late 2021. However, similarly, the development process is ongoing, and we cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change.

But for the time being, we definitely are aiming with both titles for late 2021 and I don’t want to be more specific at this moment in time.

Michal Nowakowski, CD Projekt Red Senior Vice President of Business Development

Additionally, CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciński remarks on the matter in a separate statement. “The next-gen version is an important step on our adventure in the Cyberpunk universe. We strongly believe in the long term potential of this IP. That’s why we’re currently working on the first expansion for the game, although I cannot say anything for more about it at this point in time.”

During the fallout of the Cyberpunk 2077 response and internal conflict to maintain momentum for the release, CD Projekt Red concluded with abandoning the multiplayer component for Cyberpunk 2077 altogether. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you hoping to get your hands on the next-generation release for Cyberpunk 2077?

Cyberpunk 2077 is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Stadia.

Source: Video Game Chronicles

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