New Witcher game is skipping PlayStation and Xbox

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CD Projekt RED has confirmed that its new Witcher game, Project Golden Nekker, will be giving consoles a miss when it potentially launches later this year.

This may not be so heart-breaking, depending on how you spent your many hours playing The Witcher 3. Project Golden Nekker is yet another Gwent spin-off, so if you’re no particularly fond of the strategic card game, there’s no love lost there. Still, there will be some PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo fans feeling left out.

Currently, the new Witcher game is planned for release on PC and mobile.  “With consoles, we left them for a reason,” explains game director, Vladimir Tortsov, going on to say that the ever evolving nature of live services games and the need for frequent updates “was a really tough experience” for CDPR.

Gwent did launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018 but soon closed its doors. Presumably, the card game didn’t enjoy as active of a fanbase on these platforms compared to PC and mobile. Those wanting their Gwent fix on console can still get it via The Witcher 3, or Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.

Speaking of The Witcher 3, don’t expect to see the next-gen version appear on PS5 or Xbox Series X|S any time soon. This version of the game has been delayed indefinitely. Originally slated for Q2 2022, CDPR didn’t give a new release date with the project being put on hold indefinitely. Here’s the full statement:

We have decided to have our in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice. We’ll update you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

CDPR recently announced its next Witcher game, which will be running on Unreal Engine 5. The Polish company is touting this as a new Witcher saga, correcting those who have been calling it The Witcher 4. Meanwhile, season 3 of the Netflix TV show has begun filming.

Source: IGN

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