Actually, The Witcher 3 should still receive a comprehensive graphic update in the second quarter of 2022. But from these plans, unfortunately, nothing becomes: About Twitter CD project announced that the long-awaited patch is waiting for a long time. As a reason, the developers call that they want to upgrade themselves and want to complete themselves. So far, The Witcher 3 Next-Gen version was not developed internally for CD project, but with Saber Interactive. Already at The Witcher 3: Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch, both studios worked together, the result was an unusual good port. Saber was also responsible for many other new editions and revisions, most recently for the Shooter Trilogy Crysis Remastered.
So far, it is not known if Russia’s attack war against Ukraine is related to the break between Saber Interactive and CD project. According to Wikipedia entry, Saber Interactive has its headquarters in American Florida, and its many developer studios include teams in Saint Petersburg, Weliki Novgorod and Saransk. According to the official website, Saber Interactive also operates a studio in Kyiv. Saber Interactive is also a subsidiary of the Embracer Group, which has already donated high sums to Ukraine.
CD project takes care of completion
On Facebook, the German team of CD project has been reported to the word: “We just proclaimed the decision that we have the remainder of our Next-Gen version of The Witcher 3 (Buy Now 28.99 €): Wild Hunt independent be completed with our development team. We currently review how much work still needs to be invested in the game, which is why we unfortunately have to postpone the originally announced release in the second quarter 2022. “
Unfortunately, we do not get a new publication period for the graphics upgrade, instead a little more patience is asked: “We will inform you about the next steps as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!”
The Next-Gen version of The Witcher 3 was announced in September 2020. At that time, CD project promised, among other things, RayTracing support and faster charging times on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Owners of the Last Gen versions should receive the new version as a free update. In October 2021 it seemed, as if the next-gene edition will be shortly before the publication. But it was ultimately nothing. Instead, one focused on CD project on the (much more urgent) revision of cyberpunk 2077, which was received after a long time in February 2022 his Next-Gen update.
In addition to the Next-Gen update for The Witcher 3, CD project is already busy planning the next part. The new role-playing game in the world of The Witcher is expected to focus on another Hero figure in the center, and the developers have already confirmed (more or less) that the game will introduce a new witch school. In our special we summarize what The Witcher 4 has to make better than his legendary predecessor.
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