The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S versions of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 were officially delayed to 2022. Next-gen updates to the games were intended to be released in 2021, but for undisclosed reasons, they will not meet that date. limit. The new version of Cyberpunk 2077 has been eagerly awaited as the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S ports are expected to be improvements over the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game, which were made infamous for their bugs and performance issues at launch.
Developer CD Projekt Red has repeated that updates to Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 would arrive before the end of 2021, but the games were suspected of entering the new year after the developer provided little to nothing in terms of new details on the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S ports. Even now, CDPR has yet to offer substantial information on the features or performance of the next-gen updates, but it is believed that the Witcher 3 will rely on fan mods for some of its improvements. There has been no clarification on how those mods will be implemented, but it may be a way for CD Projekt Red to elevate the visuals of games from six years ago using pre-existing works. The wait for the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S versions of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077s has just been extended, as publisher CD Projekt confirmed a delay for both games in a message to investors. The next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released in the first quarter of 2022, and The Witcher 3 will be released in the second quarter of 2022. No other information (such as specific release dates) was provided other than the fact that the people who oversee development at these ports recommended their delays.
CD Projekt and CDPR were criticized for the infamous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 last year. The open-world RPG launched in a bad way, particularly on next-gen consoles, resulting in digital stores extending refund policies and the game being removed from the PlayStation Store for about half a year. It's probably best if the developer chose not only to delay these next-gen ports of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 until they are ready, but also to wait until the titles can be displayed in a way that accurately represents the final products.
The only concrete information that CD Projekt Red has offered beyond these newly minted delays is that The Witcher 3 has Netflix-inspired DLC. The DLC will include things like the armor that Henry Cavills wore, the popular representation of Geralt, as well as other related cosmetic items. However, it is unclear if any other substantial new content will be added to Cyberpunk 2077 for its PS5 and Xbox Series X / S ports.