The Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen upgrade and Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade are possibly still happening in 2021, CD Projekt RED said in its latest earnings call (thanks, Video Games Chronicle). However, Michal Nowakowski, vice president of business development, said he’s not promising that — or anything else, for that matter.
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.
Though Nowakowski doesn’t say it directly, those “lessons” are likely Cyberpunk 2077‘s numerous bug problems and glitches, the severity of which prompted Sony to remove it from the PlayStation Network until recently.
“We cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change,” he said. “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.”
Looking past the bugs, difficult as that was to do, we called Cyberpunk 2077 one of the best open-world experiences when it released in 2020, a nearly unmatched visual experience.