The Witcher 3 is Getting Its Next-Gen Upgrade Later This Year

The Witcher 3 is Getting Its Next-Gen Upgrade Later This Year

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We now have a window for when The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be upgraded for next-gen consoles. 

We can still expect the next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to come out this year. On Twitter, CD Projekt Red lead PR manager Radek Grabowski confirmed that the update will drop in the second half of 2021. No other information was given, other than the confirmation that the upgrade will release this year. 

The upgraded version for The Witcher 3 was first revealed last September. This version of the game will release for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. It will be the Complete Edition of the title, and will come with the base game, both of the expansions, and extra content. The upgraded version of The Witcher 3 will include a number of visual and technical improvements, including ray tracing and faster loading times. This version of The Witcher 3 will be available as a standalone purchase, though those who own the game on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One can upgrade to the next-gen version for free. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt originally released in 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was then ported over to the Nintendo Switch last year. In The Witcher 3, gamers take on the role of Geralt of Rivia, who is part of a group of monster hunters called Witchers. Geralt sets out on a mission to find the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that has the ability to alter the world. The Witcher 3 features a massive open-world filled with secrets, and is packed with meaningful choices that have impactful consequences. The Witcher 3 was a hit when it released, and garnered over 250 Game of the Year awards back in 2015. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. The game will come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S later this year. 

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