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The Witcher 3’s next gen update now planned for Q4 2022

While initially CD Projekt Red had planned to release next-gen updates for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 in 2021, both were later pushed to 2022. The enhanced version of The Witcher 3 was being developed by Saber Interactive, but CD Projekt Red has since taken over development, which unfortunately means the update has been delayed again. Now, the update is on track for Q4 2022. 

The Witcher 3 officially turns 7 years old today. While we didn't get anything major for the occasion, CD Projekt Red has given us an update on The Witcher 3's upcoming ‘next gen' update for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5. The update will include graphical enhancements like ray-tracing and “a few surprises”.

CD Projekt Red initially tasked Saber Interactive with developing this new version of the game following the company's excellent work on the Nintendo Switch port. However, earlier this year, CD Projekt Red chose to break off its relationship with the studio and decided to finish working on the update itself.

After spending some time figuring out how much work still needed to be done on the update, a new launch time table has been given. Now the update is scheduled for “Q4 2022”, which is a pretty significant delay. We'll have to keep our fingers crossed that the update isn't pushed into 2023.

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KitGuru Says: CD Projekt Red hasn't had a great track record when it comes to meeting release dates, so even if they are announcing Q4 2022 right now, I'm not sure I'll believe it until the update is actually available. 

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