Despite CD Projekt Red at the beginning of September it was still on track to release the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of and by the end of the year, that's no longer the case. The developer now to ship the console and PC upgrades for Cyberpunk 2077 in the first quarter of 2022 (i.e by the end of March), and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Q2 (between March and June).
"Based on recommendations supplied by teams supervising the development of both games, we decided to postpone their releases until 2022," CDPR on Twitter. "Apologies for the extended wait, but we wanted to make it right."
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— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 20, 2021
In a it published in January after the game's last December, CDPR said the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions would drop in the second half of 2021. The studio revealed at WitcherCon in July that the current-gen update for The Witcher 3 was too.
In its financial report for the first half of 2021, CDPR included a chart suggesting that around a third of its development staff was working on Cyberpunk 2077 support and the current-gen version as of June 30th, though it's gradually transitioning the team to new projects. Developers are still working on the game's first expansion too, following the lackluster first DLC in August that really only added a few cosmetic items and a car.