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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free Next-Gen Upgrade Arrives December 14th

Posted on November 15, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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When talks of next-generation versions for CD Projekt Red titles were officially disclosed to be in development, hope swelled, but also restrained thanks to the poor state of Cyberpunk 2077’s release. Although many remained excited, it was more concerned how long that would take due to emphasis on repairing the damage done by the release of its newest IP. In one statement, Cyberpunk 2077 & The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt did project for Q122 & Q222 respectively, but were pushed even more.

It was not until the summer that Cyberpunk 2077 officially shined with this new upgrade and it cost owners nothing. So far for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red confirmed content for the show will be present in the new upgrade for its release. Additionally, the Polish game studio also laid out its planbook with new releases for both IPs alongside a new franchise also in the works too.

This week, CD Projekt Red surfaces to announced the next-generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes December 14th next month.

Enhanced with the power of next-gen consoles and modern PC hardware in mind, the upcoming release of CD PROJEKT RED’s award-winning role-playing game will feature dozens of visual, performance, and technical enhancements over the original. These include ray tracing support, faster loading times on consoles, as well as a variety of mods integrated into the experience, among many others.

Along with new additional content inspired by The Witcher series from Netflix, these will be covered next week in a dedicated REDstreams event on Twitch, where the studio will present gameplay from the next-gen version of the game.

“The next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will be available for purchase digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, featuring all free DLCs released to date, and both major expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. Moreover, a free next-gen update will be available for everyone who owns any release of the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.”

CD Projekt Red also adds, “In addition to the next-gen release, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will also receive an update featuring numerous additions and improvements, as well as the Netflix Witcher-themed additional content.”

As for other The Witcher announcements recently, CD Projekt Red shed light on one project, codenamed Canis Majoris. It reveals that the title is being helmed by Fool’s Theory (Outriders, Divinity 2) is responsible for developing an Unreal Engine 5 remake for 2007’s The Witcher. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you glad the official next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is finally arriving?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Source: CD Projekt Red

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