Cyberpunk 2077 is now scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2022 and The Witcher 3 is planned for the second quarter of 2022.
The new-gen editions of the game were originally scheduled to release this year, but in October, the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were delayed to 2022.
CD Projekt said the product delays were based on “recommendations supplied by persons supervising development”. It added: “Apologies for the extended wait, but we want to make it right.”
Post-launch plans for Cyberpunk 2077 were significantly altered following its troubled release, but the game finally received its first piece of DLC in August alongside its biggest patch yet.
In June, CD Projekt said it believed Cyberpunk 2077‘s performance had reached a “satisfying” level, following six months of patches designed to improve the game from its much-criticised launch state.
The platform holder recently chartered three Boeing 747 jets from Seoul, South Korea to London, each loaded with nearly 50 pallets of PS5 consoles, according to The Sun.
The PS5 stock carried by each 747 was reportedly enough to require 12 articulated lorries per jet to transport the cargo to UK distribution centres.
Console manufacturers have struggled with stock shortages for over 18 months now, after the pandemic shut down essential supply chains and saw demand for gaming devices increase significantly as countries implemented social distancing measures.
The boss of AMD, which makes the CPUs and GPUs inside PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, has said she expects chip supply issues to ease gradually in the second half of 2022. Chip maker Toshiba also recently warned that supply issues for power regulating chips will stretch well into next year and perhaps even beyond.