Next Gen Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 Updates Still Coming — Probably

CD Projekt RED doesn't want to promise anything, about either game's next-gen update, though.

CD Projekt RED doesn't want to promise anything, about either game's next-gen update, though.

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.

He said:

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.

Saber Interactive, the team responsible for TThe Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch, is handling that game’s next-gen update, but Nowakowski was taking no chances.

“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.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.