We don’t often do news here at ninjarefinery.com but some games transcend even our rules on occasion! The Witcher 3 is absolutely one of those games, particularly when it comes to free updates and some that are coming soon.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been out a few years now, I’ve written about it, finished it, started it again, written about it and will likely always keep a playthrough on the go. Now, for PC fans and owners of the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, CD Projekt Red are releasing a massive update, all in time for Christmas!
What’s coming next for The Witcher 3?
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. A physical edition will be released following the initial digital rollout, with a specific date to be announced at a later time.
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. Further details, including the release date, will be announced soon.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Arrives on Next Gen this December – CD PROJEKT
So, yeah. New content, gameplay improvements, 60 frames per second and even 4K models and Ray Tracing!
My rig won’t handle all of this! But let me tell you now, that incoming photo mode is going to get some hammer. Improved textures and models will look great even at 1080p and if I can achieve the 4k, it’s going to feel like a whole new game.
Are you as excited as we are??