Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade Announced

The PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X are arriving for the 2020 holiday season, with multiple games being announced regularly for both consoles. Increased loading & graphical capabilities will enhance what’s possible with these consoles, prompting former titles from the PS4 and Xbox One to receive upgrades for the PS5 & XSX. The latest game confirmed to be receiving an upgrade is the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from CD Project Red. An announcement was made on August 3rd by CD Project Red, emphasizing that technical & visual improvements are being implemented. Additional enhancements include Ray Tracing and Faster Loading.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was first released in 2015, receiving critical praise worldwide for its immersive storytelling & unique gameplay. Multiple titles since have been heavily influenced by the Witcher 3, but nothing has come close to recreating its mystical appeal. Millions worldwide have completed this game, with fanfare hitting extremes. Netflix would create a live adaptation of the Witcher Saga & greenlit multiple sequel seasons/movies. When considering the cult fanfare associated behind the Witcher 3, it’s not surprising that CD Project Red is releasing a PS5 & XSX Remaster.

CD Project Red confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PS5/XSX Remaster would offer all downloadable content. This means that storyline expansions like “Blood & Wine”, and “Hearts of Stone” will be available. Consumers that own this title on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will receive a free upgrade when next-generation consoles are released. PC owners are getting an automatic enhancement with a 2021 Update. Visual, Technical, and Gameplay improvements are the primary focus for this upgrade. CD Project Red will also sell the game separately on the Xbox & PlayStation digital stores.

Release Window

CD Project Red confirmed that the release of their upgrade wouldn’t come until Mid-to-Late 2021. That’s become the development studio is focusing primarily on Cyberpunk 2077, their next RPG video game that’s likely to receive the same cult fanfare as their Witcher Saga. Fans of Geralt the Witcher will have to wait likely twelve months to receive their next-generation copies. Cyberpunk 2077 will release somewhere around the same time as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – PS5/XSX Remaster.


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