Update: The Witcher 3’s new generation update is coming next month
CD Projekt Red has revealed that the new generation update, or “next generation update” as the company calls it, for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will be released on December 14. one month from today. As for what to expect, CDPR doesn’t reveal much else, but the studio will go into more detail and reveal next-generation gameplay during a stream next week. This update will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC and will be free for everyone who already owns the game.
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The delayed new generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in Q4 2022.
Back in April, CD Projekt Red announced that they had developed a new generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt internally and that’s it. Due to this change, the update was basically delayed indefinitely. After reports that the delay was due to “development hell”, CDPR issued a statement that this was not the case and we now know that the new generation update will be released in about three months. Last year.
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Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red developer announced last week that the new generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, originally scheduled for release in Q2 2022, is delay “until further notice.”
As for why, the studio said it is moving the development of the upgrade internally and assessing the scope of the update. However, many people see “until further notice” as a bad sign that the update is having problems, especially when CDPR revealed that they are no longer using an external studio. to handle the update, but instead do it yourself. Some reports call the delay “indefinite delay”, often with the implication “development hell.”
However, in a new investor call, CDPR senior vice president of business development Michał Nowakowski explained that the delay was not due to development.
“I was looking at the headlines that popped up here and there on the internet and I saw one that really caught my attention, which was ‘Indefinitely delayed next generation Witcher 3’. looks like the game is in some kind of development hell,” Nowakowski said, as reported by computer gamer. “I want to say that this is not true. There’s been a lot of hint that we’ll launch, like next June or something like that. That is absolutely not the case.
“All we are saying is, we developed the game in-house. That game will be completed in-house. We are evaluating our time, that requires a bit of investigation. That’s all we’re talking about. No one said the game was delayed [with] some monumental time gap ahead of us. That’s all I can say about the next generation of Witcher, but I really want to emphasize that fact.”
computer gamer reported that later on an investor call, Nowakowski told investors that “not many” developers were working on the next-generation update, estimated at 15 people with staff additional external support, which seems to indicate that the update is nearing completion.
“The takeover of this project will not affect the development of our next game,” he said.
For more, read about Delayed update of the new generation Witcher 3 and then watch this story about how The Witcher 3 has sold over 40 million copies. Read about the CDPR announcement about a new Witcher game will be made in Unreal Engine 5 afterward.
[Source: PC Gamer]
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