Announcing the release date of the next generation version of The Witcher 3

will arrive The next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Series S, and PC on Wednesday, December 14th. If you already own the base game on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One (any edition, not the Complete Edition), you’ll get the update for free, which includes upgraded visuals, all DLC packs, and additional content inspired by the series. The Witcher for free.

CD Projekt Red shared the information that the update will bring ray-tracing graphics and faster loading times, which should make playing on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles just as good as playing on a powerful PC. The publisher plans to share more information next week during a Twitch broadcast.

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If you still enjoy playing on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, those versions (as well as Nintendo Switch) will receive an update that includes “many improvements,” along with access to content inspired by the TV series. However, CD Projekt Red has not shared the release date of this update.

Next-gen update and upgrade releases are becoming rarer, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S consoles — though not always easy to buy — all released two years ago. This particular update certainly seems to have struggled in development, as its release was first delayed indefinitely, then pushed from Q2 2022 to Q4. The Witcher 3’s massive, sprawling game map and many memorable main and side missions seem like a daunting challenge for any developer to tackle, especially if they’re simultaneously struggling to fix Cyberpunk 2077’s problems.

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