Cyberpunk 2077 And The Witcher 3 PS5 And Xbox Series Versions Arrive In 2022
Cyberpunk 2077 is coming in Q1 and The Witcher in Q2.
CD Projekt Red has announced that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will release in Q1 2022, followed by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's in Q2 2022. They had previously been planned for launch near the end of 2021, which itself would have been roughly a year after the games initially launched on last-gen consoles and PC.
Last month, the company's earnings report indicated that the target dates for the new versions of both games were "late 2021." On an earnings call, CD Projekt's Michael Nowakowski mentioned that the date could slip into 2022.
These PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will leverage horsepower afforded by the new hardware, making them look and, presumably, run better than the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Details on specific enhancements or reduced load times have not yet been shared. Additionally, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will come with all previously released expansions, along with some new content inspired by the Netflix TV adaptation.
Those who already own the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 are eligible for a free upgrade to the new versions when they launch. Certain upgrades are available on the newer systems now, though the game is not a bespoke version made for them.
Cyberpunk 2077 has had quite the year since it launched in December 2020. After being taken down from the PlayStation Network Store shortly after its release, it was finally reinstated back in June with a warning that players could still experience issues when playing on the base PS4 console. However, the game has received a steady number of patches this year to fix its performance and bugs.
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