Fans hoping to play the console version of The Witcher 2 - announced alongside the PC game last year - were dealt a blow today after CD Projekt described it as merely a "potential" release.
Even if the console version does come to fruition, it's "not likely" to launch alongside the pillar PC game.
"All I can say for now is that it's not likely for any POTENTIAL [sic] console release to be simultaneous [with the PC game]," senior producer Tomasz Gop told Eurogamer this morning.
He then apologised for being able to offer only a "no comment" on the console game's current status.
CD Projekt's continued reluctance to show The Witcher 2 on console - or even confirm which platforms it's on - has lead to speculation of its existence. In May this year, CD Projekt had to jump to the defence of the project on Twitter: "CD Projekt always wanted and still plans to develop The Witcher 2 on consoles - nothing has changed," the company promised.
CD Project dumped previous console game The Witcher: White Wolf - an adaptation of The Witcher 1 - due to funding issues.
Luckily, there's a silver lining: The Witcher 2 on PC, which is shaping up to be something special. And it is absolutely still on track for a March 2011 release, Gop reiterated.
As for a demo, Gop couldn't say. There's nothing "confirmed" so far.
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