Current-Gen Versions Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Are Not In “Development Hell,” Says CD Projekt Red

Following an announcement that current-generation versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have once again been delayed, developer CD Projekt Red further clarified that the game isn’t in development hell.

As spotted by PC Gamer, CD Projekt Red senior vice president of business development Michał Nowakowski said, during an April investment call, “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. 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.”

It actually sounds like there may not be that much work left to do on the current-gen versions. During the call, CD Projekt Red joint CEO Adam Kicinski said that “not many” developers are required to finish the game, estimating that it would only need 15 or so people and some external staff. “Taking over this project will not affect the development of our next game,” Kicinski added.

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Author: Jordan Ramée