PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 could still come in 2021

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  • Gamers are eagerly waiting for the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 versions of two of their most beloved and played titles.
  • However, CD Project Red stated that, although they are doing their best, this major release could be delayed to 2022.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt are scheduled for next-gen console launch later this year.
  • Much towards fan delight, The Witcher 3 could bring new content inspired by Netflix’s popular Witcher TV show.
Cyberpunk 2077 Witcher 3

We all know that a lot of big 2021 titles have been delayed to 2022 due to the global pandemic, and players are becoming more and more impatient.

However, the Polish game developer CD Projekt Red said that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt remain on track for release later this year.

With this being said, the studio left open some wiggle room and admitted that, while the plan is to release the above-mentioned games this year, they could not guarantee it.

CD Project Red wants to keep 2021 deadline

Through the latest earning report, CD Projekt Red said Cyberpunk 2077’s target date for next-gen consoles is late 2021.

And, as for The Witcher, the Polish studio gave the same date, along with the same description that this is a target as opposed to a date that is set in stone.

This is the wiggle room we were mentioning at the beginning of this article. The game developer’s business boss Michal Nowakowski said that Cyberpunk 2077’s future version could actually slip to 2022.

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.

The Witcher 3’s next-generation console edition is developed by Saber Interactive, and scheduled for 2021. Before you get all excited, know that, same as Cyberpunk 2077, this game could also be moved to a 2022 release.

Having this game optimized for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 would be great because even if it was first launched in May of 2015, this is one of the classics that will never die.

Keep in mind that both games will be free for people who already purchased Cyberpunk 2077 or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release that game still in late 2021. However, similarly, the development process is ongoing, and we cannot be absolutely dead certain that the release schedule will not change. But 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.

Cyberpunk 2077’s promised PS5/Xbox Series X|S edition will take advantage of the additional horsepower of those systems to make the game look and run even better.

The same applies to The Witcher 3, which will also come with all previously released expansions, as well as new content inspired by Netflix’s popular Witcher TV show.

So, all we can do now is keep our fingers crossed and hope that game developers have worked hard and long enough to ensure that these awesome titles make it to the new consoles in time.

Do you have Cyberpunk 2077 or Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt on your gaming device already? Let us know in the comments section below.