11/15/2022 at 2:00 p.m. by Matthias Brückle – After a long wait, there is finally a release date for the next-gen update for The Witcher 3. This is intended to exhaust the performance of PS5, Xbox Series S/X and the current graphics cards of modern PCs . First information about the content makes you want to play through Geralt’s adventure again!
It’s been over two years since CD Projekt RED announced a next-gen upgrade for the acclaimed RPG The Witcher: Wild Hunt, the third and final installment in the franchise. But shifts meant that the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X were not yet allowed to flex their muscles if players wanted to adventure with Witcher Geralt on these consoles. But now it should finally happen: According to a press release, the next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3 will be released in December 2022. There is also initial information about new content and features.
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The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade: What’s in it?
According to the folks at CD Projekt RED, the next-gen version of The Witcher 3 (buy now €26.64) – which is free to all owners of the game – will “feature dozens of visual, performance, and technical improvements over the original” (via CD Projekt RED). Above all, it is about support for ray tracing, faster loading times on consoles and a variety of mods that are integrated into the gaming experience. There will also be new content inspired by the Netflix series The Witcher.
In the coming week (i.e. the one that starts on November 21, 2022), an official “REDstream” from the developers will be about the next-gen update, including a gameplay presentation from the new version of the game. The next-gen variant of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will also be available digitally for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. It contains all previously released DLCs and both expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. However, owners of The Witcher 3 and its extensions will still receive the next-gen update for free. As soon as there is more information, you will of course find out about it from us on buffed!