Were you expecting CD Projekt Red’s ports of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 to brighten up your holiday season? You’re in for some bad news, possibly.
The company recently provided an update on these new projects, particularly Cyberpunk, which it has been patching like crazy since its problematic release late last year. It’s now gotten the game to a “satisfactory level,” it believes, though it’s not done working on it yet.
But what about the devoted PS5 ports of both that and Witcher? According to a recent message to investors, SVP of business development Michal Nowakowski said they could take additional time.
“The target is to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 late this year. At the same time, keeping in mind the lessons we have learned during the past year and taking into account that this project still remains in development, we can’t say with full certainty that the production schedule will not change.”
As for Witcher’s status, it could suffer the same fate, even though the port is being handled by Saber Interactive.
“As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release that game still in late 2021. However, similarly, the development process is ongoing, and we cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change. But for the time being, we definitely are aiming with both titles for late 2021 and I don’t want to be more specific at this moment in time.”
We’ll see what happens, but a delay could bring about more criticisms of the developer than it’s already been facing. We shall see. Both games are available now on PlayStation 4 and playable on PS5 through backward compatibility.
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