CDPR Delays Next-Gen Upgrades For Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3

Keanu Reeves walks down a dirt road in Night City during broad daylight in Cyberpunk 2077.

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Nope, you’re not acquiring (cyber)punk’d. CD Projekt Crimson has delayed the expected following-gen updates for its two significant function-playing video games, Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

“We have an vital update relating to [the] upcoming-era updates of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3,” the organization explained in a assertion posted to Twitter. “Based on suggestions equipped by teams supervising the enhancement of both of those online games, we determined to postpone their releases till 2024.”

CD Projekt Crimson stated that the following-gen upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 is now slated for the initial quarter of the up coming year, even though the enhance for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will come out in the quarter immediately after. Both equally were being initially planned for launch before the close of 2024.

Players have been no doubt energized to play a spruced-up model of The Witcher 3, just one of the games that described the past 10 years of gaming, on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X/S. The sport at least features, and plays beautifully fantastic, via backward compatibility on those people consoles. (And to further ground anticipations, you also have to contemplate that a subsequent-gen improve for a six-year-aged match will no doubt make it seem prettier and load more rapidly, but you’ll even now be taking part in a six-12 months-old activity.)

More urgent is the rollout of Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming-gen improve. By now, the story of the troubled shooter-RPG has been explained to to death (fantastic recap here if you require it). In June, CD Projekt Pink CEO Adam Kiciński said that Cyberpunk 2077 was last but not least at a “satisfying” amount of playability, releasing up the improvement staff to concentrate on new content—including these predicted snazzier versions—rather than patching up the game’s digital holes with electronic Scotch tape.

Personally, I have been keeping off on ending Cyberpunk 2077 (I’m about 20 hrs in) until the next-gen variations arrive out. Cyberpunk is, by all accounts, a massively long recreation. Presented its scope and the ephemeral, fleeting nature of time, I’ll most likely participate in by means of it just the moment. Why invest time on the lesser variation when 1 with all the bells and whistles is on the horizon?

In any scenario, I—and everyone else in my position—will have to wait a bit for a longer period. When the up to date edition sooner or later comes out, will it nonetheless really feel like a brand-new recreation, deserving of a subsequent-gen denomination? Or will it engage in like a three-calendar year-aged match, a visually stunning if continue to dusty time capsule from a prior era of an business that moves swiftly adequate for three several years to sense like a slight eternity?


Originally posted 2021-11-11 12:40:20.