Witcher 3 Rated For PS5 And Xbox Series X, Suggesting It Won't Be Delayed To 2022

The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version of the celebrated RPG has been rated for new systems in Europe.

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CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been rated for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, which seems to suggest that the game will in fact launch this year and not slip to 2022. [Update: As it turns out, it has slipped into 2022. CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3's PS5/Xbox Series X|S editions will release in Q2 2022, following the equivalent Cyberpunk 2077 versions in Q1.]

The rating was published by Europe's PEGI on October 19. A similar rating for America's ESRB is not available.

The fact that The Witcher 3 has been rated for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S suggests that its release might not be too far off. This is good news for fans hoping to play the new version this year, as developer CD Projekt Red admitted that the game could slip to 2022.

The Witcher 3's new-gen edition is developed by Saber Interactive. The game will take advantage of the increased horsepower of those systems to make the game look and run better. It also comes with all previously released expansions, as well as new content inspired by Netflix's popular Witcher TV show.

Cyberpunk 2077's PS5 and Xbox Series X|S edition is also on track for release in 2021, though CD Projekt Red acknowledged that it might move to 2022. Whatever the case, both games will be free for people who already purchased Cyberpunk 2077 or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

What we do know for certain is that Season 2 of Netflix's popular The Witcher series will debut on December 17, so no matter what happens, Witcher fans are getting something new this year.

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