After much anticipation from fans, CD PROJEKT RED has announced when The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt’s free next-gen update will be available for download.
The game which won over 260 Game of the Year awards in 2015 will receive a PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC upgrade on December 14th, 2022. Next-gen gameplay and enhancements will be revealed via Twitch next week on CD PROJEKT RED’s Twitch page. The next-gen update was first announced way back in September 2020 over 2 years ago, just before the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles were first released.
Here is an excerpt from the announcement post:
“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 next-gen update is free for everyone who already owns any version of the game. For those who don’t have the game yet, a dedicated next-gen version, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, featuring all enhancements, free DLCs and story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine, will be available for purchase digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, with a physical release at a later date.
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 DLCs. Further details, including the release date, will be announced soon.”
– CD PROJEKT RED’s official website
CD PROJEKT RED celebrated its 20-year anniversary this year and has announced a ton of new projects to celebrate including The Witcher Remake and is currently working on a new trilogy of Witcher games and DLC and a sequel for Cyberpunk 2077.
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt next-gen upgrade will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X from December 14th, 2022.