The next generation version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is “planned” to be released in the fourth quarter of 2022, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) announced on Thursday. Earlier, the CDPR focused on launching the free update in the second quarter of 2022, but postponed the release in April without setting a new date. Along with that announcement in April, CDPR said it would develop the update internally, which means it will take the reins of Saber Interactive.
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We are pleased to announce that the next generation version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2022.
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The CDPR was originally aimed at the end-2021 edition for both The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 next-generation updates, but later shifted those estimates to 2022. Cyberpunk 2077 The next-generation update came out in February and brought some major improvements, including support for beam tracking and faster charging times.
The CDPR has not said too much about what we can expect The Witcher 3 next-generation version, although we know there will be some free armor inspired by the Netflix series. But the studio insists the update isn’t in hell for development, despite the delays.