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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed indefinitely on PS5 and Xbox Series X

The Witcher 3

CD Projekt announced today that they are delaying the next-gen release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but it’s likely not happening this year. In fact, the project is delayed indefinitely. CD Projekt announced the delay today as they shift development from Saber Interactive’s Russian studio.

The company made the announcement in a statement posted on Twitter:

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We have decided to have our in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice.

We’ll update you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

The next-gen upgrade was originally announced in 2020. It was due for release last year but got delayed until this summer. The latest delay looks to push the project into 2023 at the earliest. CD Projekt did not make it clear if the decision to move development out of Russia was due to the invasion of Ukraine.

My Take

It’s starting to look like The Witcher 4 might happen before Wild Hunt gets its next-gen upgrade. At this point, they might as well shift all resources to the next game in the franchise.