Developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) said on Thursday it plans to launch the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Q2022 4. Previously, CDPR was targeting Q2 2022 for their free updates, but they delayed the new release to April without giving a new date. Alongside the April announcement, CDPR said the update will bring its development in-house, meaning it will take the reins from Saber Interactive.
CDPR initially aimed to release a release in late 3 for the next-gen updates of both The Witcher 2077 and Cyberpunk 2021, but later pushed those estimates to 2022. Cyberpunk 2077's next-gen update arrived in February, bringing some major improvements including ray tracing support and faster load times.
CDPR hasn't said much about what we can expect from the next-gen version of The Witcher 3, but we do know that there will be some free armor inspired by the Netflix series. However, the studio insists that the update is not in development, despite the delays.