It's been two years since CD Projekt Red announced the next-gen update for their massively-popular game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Finally, the company have announced an official release date of December 14.
The upgrade arrives as part of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
The next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming on December 14th, free for everyone who already owns the game.
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Released in 2015, Wild Hunt took the world by storm, becoming one of the most popular games in history. Although the 7-year-old game holds up rather well graphically, fans have been calling out for a next-gen version.
When the update launches next month, it will improve the game's performance and even add some new content based on the Netflix series. Those that already own the game can upgrade to the next-gen version free of charge.
Enhanced with the power of next-gen consoles and modern PC hardware in mind, the upcoming update will feature dozens of visual, performance and technical enhancements, including ray tracing support, faster loading times on consoles, a variety of mods integrated into the experience, and much more! On top of that, we’re adding a set of DLCs inspired by Netflix’s The Witcher series, such as new weapons and armor for Geralt and alternative looks for select characters.
The Complete Edition includes the base game, all DLC, and the two major expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. The upgraded game will be digital-only at launch. However, a physical version is coming later on.
It was also announced that the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive an update. They'll feature numerous additions and improvements, as well as the Netflix Witcher-themed DLCs.
CD Projekt Red is currently working on multiple new Witcher games plus a remake of the first game. That means fans of the series have a lot to look forward to over the coming years.
The company also announced a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 is in the pipeline, but we're probably still a good few years off that.