Update: We had a feeling that this would happen once we published the original story (which you can still read below). CD Projekt Red has indeed given us an update on the PS5 version of The Witcher 3. The so-called Complete Edition is now targeting Q4 2022 (the start of October to the end of December). It was previously delayed to Q2 2022, but was pushed back when CDPR decided to bring development in-house.
The wait continues, but hopefully this enhanced version will be worth it.
Original Story: Genre-defining RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released on this day (19th May) seven whole years ago. Not necessarily the kind of anniversary that we write a news story about, but there was some speculation that CD Projekt Red might give us an update on the game’s PS5 version as part of the celebrations.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’re getting one. We remain largely in the dark when it comes to the PS5 version — officially titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition — which was first announced back in 2020. It was originally scheduled for 2021, but it was pushed back along with everything else that CDPR had in the works following the extremely rough launch of Cyberpunk 2077.
It was delayed again just last month, as development was moved in-house at the Polish studio, having previously been helmed by port specialists Saber Interactive. CDPR then stressed that Complete Edition is not in development hell, and suggested that it hasn’t been hit with an especially big delay.
Hopefully we hear something about the PS5 version soon, then. Do you think it’ll come out this year, or does that seem a bit unlikely at this point? Give us your favorite Geralt line in the comments section below.