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CDPR insists that The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade is not in "development hell"

Shubh_C63

Member
Maybe they reviewed the work of the contracted developer and didn't wanted another GTA Trilogy fiasco and pulled.
Even after CP77 I like to give them benefit of the doubt.
 

FireFly

Member
Cyberpunk 2077 was also full of hidden catch, I didn't get what I paid for (a finished product, AT LEAST) and the trailers where full of bullshit. It was absolutely NOT honest gaming like with Wild Hunt. They didn't leave greed to others, they reached new heights

So yeah, never forget. I'm bitter because I paid 50e for this after being deceived by one of my most trusted studio.
I think the point of the tweet was to say they're not going to charge you for ongoing updates or adopt MTX, which remains the case. Cyberpunk may have released as essentially an Early Access title, but you only need to pay once for it. (Unless you're counting expansions, which were paid even with Witcher 3).
 

luffie

Member
This is their one big chance for redemption, seriously. Let them get it right.

I'm fine with them not showing much till launch. But between being a long time till launch and previous disastrous launch, they better get this right.

If the expansion is subpar, then rest assured they've squandered all the previous goodwill build from Witcher 3.
 

Majukun

Member
development hell usually comes from direction issues...this is a remaster, difficult to think there would be such things
 

KyoZz

Gold Member
I think the point of the tweet was to say they're not going to charge you for ongoing updates or adopt MTX, which remains the case. Cyberpunk may have released as essentially an Early Access title, but you only need to pay once for it. (Unless you're counting expansions, which were paid even with Witcher 3).
I don't give a fuck about the GAAS aspect in the tweet. That's not what I'm pointing.
CP2077 is GaaS? I didn’t see anything like that in my copy.
Same as above.
 

Tchu-Espresso

likes mayo on everthing and can't dance
In a year we will marvel at the 1440p resolution, 60fps (30 fps if you enable RT shadows) and some minor texture and LOD upgrades.
 

Hendrick's

Member
It's a patch not a new game or a remake. How could a patch be in development hell? Even CDPR isn't that incompetent.
 

base

Banned
It's a patch not a new game or a remake. How could a patch be in development hell? Even CDPR isn't that incompetent.
Most people responsible or the RED Engine aren't working at CDPR anymore. They got what they deserved for, money money money. You really thought they cared about you? No, it's money money and money.
 

JayK47

Member
If it is too much work to upgrade it, don't do it. They are not obligated to keep upgrading the game for every new console generation. The game came out nearly 7 years ago at the beginning of the last console generation. Had it come out at the end, then maybe there would be some expectation.
 

TheInfamousKira

Reseterror Resettler

"I've been looking at the headlines that popped up here and there over the internet, and I've seen one that really drew my attention, which is, 'Witcher 3 next-gen delayed indefinitely,' which sounds like the game is in some sort of development hell," Nowakowski said. "I want to state this is not the fact. There's been a lot of insinuations that we're going to launch, like, June next year or something like that. That's completely not the case.

"Everything we're saying is—we have taken the development of the game in-house. The game is going to be finished in-house. We're evaluating our time, that requires a bit of investigation—that's all we're saying. Nobody's saying the game is delayed [with] some monumental time gap ahead of us. That's as much as I can say about Witcher next-gen, but I really want to emphasize that fact."

"Of course it's not going to launch in June of next year. Shit, that's way too soon, I'm not Rumple-fucking-Stiltzkin!"
 

KyoZz

Gold Member
But don't quote an unrelated tweet.
Eddie Murphy Reaction GIF
 
If a company like Sony, for talk sake, bought CDPR, would that affect the timeline of Witcher 3? It's strange how they know it needs to be delayed but can't say why it needs to be delayed, or how long.

It's like saying you need more milk without checking the fridge.

They have said why. They're changing devs from a Russian-based studio to their own in-house studio.

Pay closer attention, people!
 

NeonGhost

uses 'M$' - What year is it? Not 2002.
But don't quote an unrelated tweet.


You think a game made with a 1.3tf console in mind, tied to a spinning HDD won't get any upgrades moving to a 4tf console with a 3x better CPU and a far faster SSD?
you mean a game that was made for 1.3tf game console that got a upgrade for a console with 6tf and now is gonna get a next gen patch for a console that is 4tf isn’t gonna be impressive at all yes that’s what I’m saying. Havnt you been seeing the games released on series s lately developers have given up on already and barely put in the work on it
 
It's a patch not a new game or a remake. How could a patch be in development hell? Even CDPR isn't that incompetent.
People are jumping too quickly to assume it's in "development hell", maybe because of the recency bias of Cyberpunk 2077.

As it's already been leaked and stated by posters already, it's due to CDPR switching to their in house folk to finish off the development.

It really just comes down to unfortunate circumstances.
 

Ozriel

Member
you mean a game that was made for 1.3tf game console that got a upgrade for a console with 6tf and now is gonna get a next gen patch for a console that is 4tf isn’t gonna be impressive at all yes that’s what I’m saying. Havnt you been seeing the games released on series s lately developers have given up on already and barely put in the work on it

The One X patch gave either 60fps play at 1080p or a resolution bump to 4K but at 30fps

Series S won’t bother with a 4K resolution bump and won’t need to spend GPU power to get to 60fps. There’s enough juice to get a 1440p 60fps mode with improved visuals and much faster load times. Possibly 1080p 60fps with even better visuals.


I know this isn’t the answer you want, but it’s what’s likely to happen.
 
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NeonGhost

uses 'M$' - What year is it? Not 2002.
The One X patch gave either 60fps play or a resolution bump to 4K but at 30fps

Series S won’t bother with a 4K resolution bump and won’t need to spend GPU power to get to 60fps. There’s enough juice to get a 1440p 60fps mode with improved visuals and much faster load times. Possibly 1080p fps with even better visuals.


I know this isn’t the answer you want, but it’s what’s likely to happen.
No way it hits 1440p and 60fps
 
People are jumping too quickly to assume it's in "development hell", maybe because of the recency bias of Cyberpunk 2077.

As it's already been leaked and stated by posters already, it's due to CDPR switching to their in house folk to finish off the development.

It really just comes down to unfortunate circumstances.
They've been working on an "update" for the better part of 2 years.. Probably longer, it went from launching second half of 2021, to mid 2022, to 2023. So from announcement to release, best case, it'll have been 3 years. For an update. What would you call that? I love CDPR more than most I'd wager, but let's call a spade a spade here.
 
They've been working on an "update" for the better part of 2 years.. Probably longer, it went from launching second half of 2021, to mid 2022, to 2023. So from announcement to release, best case, it'll have been 3 years. For an update. What would you call that? I love CDPR more than most I'd wager, but let's call a spade a spade here.
With the Witcher 3 the development is already largely done for them from the PC version and their original files, the only thing left is basically testing and tuning something specifically for the PS5/XSX...which is a bit of a taller order than it sounds, but it’s a different beast to creating a whole new expansion for a new game that had a bunch of launch problems plus a pandemic.
 
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TLZ

Gold Member
Good to see them confirming. This helps also put some pressure on them to make sure they release a great version and not half-assed.
 
This is a very long RPG, how many people are actually going to play all the way through it again just for some graphical enhancements? Not a lot I think.
Me, I played it on PC on 1050ti, then on switch (for novelty, it looks pretty rough haha), then on rtx 3060 at 4k60... Yes I like the Witcher series a lot.
 

SF Kosmo

...please disperse...
The patch was meant to launch in 2021, ~1 year before Russia went in to Ukraine. So how does an already late patch get delayed because of a war?
It's not necessarily even being delayed further, but they can't project the timeline until they assess the project and ramp production back up.
 
The patch was meant to launch in 2021, ~1 year before Russia went in to Ukraine. So how does an already late patch get delayed because of a war?



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I adore CDPR, I've played all their games except for the SR2 port. I've read a few of the Witcher books because of how much their games had me fall in love with the universe. Even made a lttp just to express how much I loved Witcher 1. I've championed them consistently since Witcher 2(which came out on my birthday and I was looking for something new and random to play, which is how I discovered the series) and would CONFIDENTLY tell anyone that would listen that based on their history and reputation, Cyberpunk 2077 is in good hands and I have confidence it's gonna be great. It was an ok game. But learning about all the chaos and knowing their history, I'd outright refuse to say the ship has righted itself. A potential 3 year release "update" patch does not give me confidence, even if you don't consider their LONG history of giving great "Enhanced Editions" across their releases.

I'm not worried, or honestly upset at the news in any real way, as I look forward to reinstalling Witcher 3 and playing through it again. I'm in no rush and really, it's not a ton of work to get a few mods downloaded and installed right now and play with a much better looking version of the game that we all played back in 2015. Anyone can look at Digital Dreams Witcher 3 Youtube page and see that.

But I do think the discussion should be honest, and to say the last few years at CDPR has been a bit of a dumpster fire is an understatement. You guys should really understand that they are a fuckin' GIANT studio now. They beefed up so much for Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. That's hundreds of artists across tech/art. What the hell have they been doing?
 
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The patch was meant to launch in 2021, ~1 year before Russia went in to Ukraine. So how does an already late patch get delayed because of a war?

Was this thread made as a result of a delay in 2021? Or is the subject of this thread's discussion the more recently announced "delay"?

Of course, the first delay wasn't because of the Russian war. But we're not fucking talking about the 2021 delay in this thread. We're talking about the recent delay which was a result of CDPR moving the development of the patch from the Russian dev to in-house development. This didn't happen in 2021. It just happened this week.
 

EDMIX

Member
The same people that told you it wasn't downgraded.

(takes money and the proceeds to tell you it was downgraded)

CDPR says a lot of things, their actions show otherwise...
 

Bboy AJ

My dog was murdered by a 3.5mm audio port and I will not rest until the standard is dead
I knew this thing was vaporware years ago. We haven't even seen a screenshot, have we? When did this company become a house of lies?

Dec 10, 2020

Bump

I did some digging and looks like there's little news. I guess this thing is coming out in 2021? That is too bad. I just bought the GOTY edition on GOG for $15. I played the original on release but stopped playing it because of the clunky controls and battle system. I want to give it another shot, especially with the Cyberpunk 2077 hype going around (picked that up but I'm going to wait for CDPR to iron out the bugs).


BTW, I did end up playing it and loved it. I stopped at the end and also didn't touch the DLCs because I thought this update would drop.

 
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