The Witcher 3's new-generation version delayed again

The upcoming new-generation upgrade for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed out of its planned 2nd Quarter 2022 release date, CD Projekt RED has announced.

The developer revealed the news on twitter with a statement noting that devleopment of the game was being moved in-house to CD Projekt RED for the final stretch. Up until now, the new-gen version of The Witcher 3 was being developed by Saber Interactive, the same studio responsible for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

"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," reads the development studio's statement. "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."

This is the second delay of the new-gen version of The Witcher 3, with it having already been pushed back in October.

When it's finally ready, the new-generation version of The Witcher 3 will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S & X, and as an upgrade to the PC version of the game. Among other things, it'll add features such as real-time ray traced lighting to the game.

This news follows a busy period for CD Projekt RED. The studio is still patching and fixing Cyberpunk, as well as working on DLC, and recently confirmed that an all-new Witcher title is in development in a strategic partnership with Epic and its Unreal Engine.