CD Projekt Red delays next-gen Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 to 2022

The Verge - Wed Oct 20 15:37

In September, CD Projekt Red said it was targeting late 2021 release dates for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen upgrades, but on Wednesday, the company announced those won’t be hitting this year. Now, the plan is for the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 to release in the first quarter of 2022, while the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled for a release in the second quarter of 2022.

With the delays, it seems like CD Projekt Red is taking steps to ensure it doesn’t repeat the botched launch of Cyberpunk 2077, which was riddled with bugs and issues when it was first released in December of 2020. The studio has spent the months since releasing numerous patches and hotfixes in an attempt to address some of the problems. I haven’t spent much time with Cyberpunk 2077 since I finished it earlier this year, but I’m looking forward to exploring Night City again once the next-gen upgrade arrives in 2022.