Cyberpunk & Witcher 3 are on track to meet their new-gen release dates

CD Projekt has said the new-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 are “on track” to meet their recently delayed launch windows.

The new-gen editions of the games were originally scheduled to release this year, but in October the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were delayed to 2022, with the former due in the first quarter and the latter in the second quarter.

Reporting its quarterly financial results on Monday, CD Projekt said both releases “are on track to meet their target dates”.

The new version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available as a standalone release and as a free next-gen upgrade for players who own the current-gen editions.

The new-gen edition of Witcher, which is being developed externally by Saber Interactive, will include DLC items inspired by the Netflix series.

It will be released as a standalone purchase for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5, and as a free update for players who already own the game on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński discussed the Cyberpunk delay in an interview published last week by Polish economic newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

“The decision to postpone the next-gen version of Cyberpunk was a difficult one, but we are confident that it was the right one, especially since it was clearly recommended by our development team,” he said.

“We need the extra time to fine-tune the visuals and performance of the game to be as high quality as possible throughout the game.”

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