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Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Will Launch in 2023, Remastered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Postponed

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Today, CD Projekt released its 2021 financial report. This data included info on sales for Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher franchise, and some future plans. The previously announced expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 will release next year. Also pushed back is the remastered edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is being moved back again from Q2 to an unknown date.

The earnings report also revealed that the company sold over 18 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077, and spent most of 2021 improving the game, with a total of eight important updates that updated, stabilized, and fine-tuned the game and finished the current console generation editions in February. 

Last month, the company revealed that a new game in The Witcher franchise (which they tout over 65 million copies have been sold across all platforms, of which 40 million are for The Witcher 3) was in development alongside a long-term deal with Epic Games  to develop and release future titles with Unreal Engine 5. The new Witcher title will be made in UE5, but the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is not covered under this deal. Today, along with revealing the 18 million+ copies sold of Cyberpunk 2077, they also revealed that the expansion won't launch until next year. 

This week also saw the news that the remastered version of The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, which was under development from Russian Studio Saber Interactive, will be taken in house to be completed. In February, CD Projekt Red and the CD Projekt Group released a statement about the invasion of the Polish company’s neighbor, Ukraine, by Russia and halted all sales of games to Russia and Belarus. The development change for the remaster of The Witcher 3 seems to be one of the results of these actions, and taking it back in house adds some more work to the development team's schedule, so this will also be out next year.

For more on the CD Projekt Group financial report, you can head here.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.