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Postpone 'until further notice', 'No development hell' [Update]

Postpone ‘until further notice’, ‘No development hell’ [Update]

Original article from 04/14/2022: The release of the next generation of The Witcher 3 was almost expected to be delayed – again. The modified version was actually supposed to be released in the second quarter, but since there’s been no new information for months, the release was in a shaky position. It has now been confirmed.

Release delayed – again

again Official Twitter account They announced The Witcher, and decided to continue “the remaining work on the next generation version of The Witcher 3: to be carried out by our in-house development team.” As a reminder, the next generation version of The Witcher 3 hasn’t been developed in-house yet, but by well-known transfer specialist Saber Interactive, who has already developed a Switch version of The Witcher 3. CDPR for this request from Saber Interactive.

However, there was already on 31.03. A Russian source said that Saber Interactive is headquartered in Russia and thus CDPR has stopped working together. This connection has already been made Discussed in User News on PCGH Extreme. PCGH previously reported that CD Projekt Red took a clear stand against Russia in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine. So that would all fit together, but that’s not a confirmation.

CDPR goes on to say that they are currently “assessing the scope of work to be done” and will therefore have to postpone the Q2 release until further notice. Players will be “updated as soon as possible”. The next generation version of The Witcher 3 was first announced on September 4, 2020, and was originally scheduled for release in 2021. Due to a change in in-house studio development, this year’s release is likely to be in jeopardy.

In addition to additional content such as DLC content from the Netflix series, there are also technical changes for the PC version. The converter is said to include a wide range of technical and visual improvements, including ray tracing, faster load times and also HDR. Not only the base game, but the two expansions and any additional content must also be enhanced. Recently, the Center for Civil Development asserted that they “certainly want these projects to be implemented properly,” which is why the delay is unpleasant, but there is no alternative.

Witcher 3 Next-Gen “No development hell”

Update from April 15, 2022: The latest business numbers show that The Witcher 3 is still very important to CD Projekt. More than 40 million units sold across all platforms document the importance of the next generation update, which has been postponed indefinitely. At the investor meeting, CDPR provided some details about the project, which is run by 15 internal staff as well as external support staff. Michał Nowakowski, Senior Vice President of Business Development at CD Projekt, explains that the next generation of The Witcher 3 is not in “development hell.” Even predictions like the June 2023 release are not correct. The necessary follow-up work is currently being evaluated, but this does not mean that an “enormous amount of time” is required.