CD Projekt Red has no plans to remaster the original Witcher and Witcher 2 for the PlayStation 4, the studio has revealed.
In a recent community Q&A by PlayStation Access, Damien Monnier, the senior gameplay designer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was asked whether fans can expect an overhauled version of both installments in the future. The question was probably in light of the series of remastered versions we’ve received in 2014 and will continue to receive this year.
Damien stated that the idea is exciting and the developers do talk about it sometimes. However, currently no such plans have been finalized. CD Projekt Red is going to continue placing its major focus on completing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and then on its free DLC following its release. Around this time, the company then plans to switch its force over to Cyberpunk 2077.
“That will be really cool but we have no plans to do that honestly. We talk about it sometimes about wouldn’t it be cool to do it…but right now first we need to finish the game. After that we have a lot of DLC, we have Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a beautiful game as well but I can’t talk about it. First we need to focus on Witcher,” he said.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will see to a delayed release on May 19 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will continue the story of monster hunter Geralt. However, according to the developer, players won’t be required to have played the first two games in order to understand the story. The third installment will feature regular flashbacks that will help players in understanding that.