The long-awaited next generation wizard 3 update has been delayed yet again. CD Projekt today announced that the planned release for Q2 2022 has been delayed and a new release target has not been set.
“Based on recommendations from the people in charge of development, the company decided to have its in-house development team handle the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” CD Projekt he said. “The company is currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and therefore needs to delay the release of the game, previously scheduled for Q2 2022.”
We will update you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. 2/2April 13, 2022
The statement is brief, but implies that the modder participation in the development of the update, confirmed by CD Projekt in 2021, has come to an end. The fact that the studio needs to delay the release “until further notice”, as it said on Twitter, while figuring out what really needs to be done also suggests that work so far hasn’t been especially smooth (or, it seems, with enough oversight. ).
This is the second major delay to the next-gen update, which will be available to PC owners as a free update: it was originally announced in September 2020 with release scheduled for 2021, but in October 2021 it was pushed to mid 2022as CD Projekt struggled to solve problems with Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt declined to comment further on the reasons for the delay or when a new release date might be announced.