Next-gen Witcher 3 arrives in the second half of 2021, CD Project has revealed its plans for the future

Witcher 3 Next-Gen

CD Projekt held a presentation through which they confirmed their plans for the future. There weren’t many specific updates, but we learned that the promised graphic upgrade to The Witcher 3 (with raytracing support) is now planned for the second half of 2021. As far as Cyberpunk 2077 is concerned, we didn't find out practically anything new, but it was said once again that the game will get fixes, free DLCs (smaller content!) And updates for PS5 and XSX / S through 2021.

The more interesting part of the presentation was the announcement that the company will do business after the debacle with Cyberpunk, which is now 100 days away from the PlayStation Store. From the CD Project, they say that in the future they will practice shorter marketing campaigns - ie. the promotional content will launch when the game is close to release (rather than eight years ago), and will present it on all supported platforms (which they didn’t exactly do with Cyberpunk).

Expansion to a new territory - network multiplayer - has also been announced. In the CD Project, they say that single-player RPGs will remain their priority, but that they cannot ignore the potential of the networking aspects of gaming. Therefore, it will pay more attention to the development of online technologies.

The expansion of the company has also been confirmed through the acquisition of the Canadian studio Digital Scapes, which will be renamed the CD Project RED Vancouver. It seems that it is this branch of the company that will work on the online aspects of their games.

Finally, they promised to treat their workers better in the future by making efforts to minimize stress, inclusive work environment, etc.

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