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.

The Witcher 2 on PC has a new engine that CD Projekt can't stop boasting about. But it's story the developer believes is the RPG sequel's "ultimate feature".

Eurogamer chatted with Tomasz Gop earlier this month about The Witcher 2 ahead of his Eurogamer Expo 2010 presentation.

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