CD Projekt Red is a busy beaver, but it hasn’t forgotten the game that made it famous: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt Red just revealed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade release date as December 14, as well as a new teaser highlighting these improvements (coming to the game for free).
This is far from the only title in the works. CD Projekt Red is working on a completely new Witcher Saga, a remake of The Witcher 1, a genuine sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, and a brand-new original IP across various dev teams and alliances. A lot of CDPR stuff is on the way, but The Witcher 3 takes priority.
CDPR Global Community Director Marcin Momot explained some of the features coming to the game shortly after the next-gen Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video went available. First and foremost, no matter what version of The Witcher 3 someone owns, they will get this update. This is true for the vanilla edition, full edition, and Game of the Year Edition. Anyone looking for a new game with more achievements should be aware that this is not the case; it applies directly to the present version of the game. It will also include new features like as Photo Mode, Cross-Save, subtitle settings, and new camera options for Exploration, Combat, and Riding.
Some key W3NG facts:
-Update is FREE for everyone who owns any version of the game (GOTY, Complete, Vanilla)
-New Camera option for Exploration, Combat and Riding
-Performance & Ray Tracing mode on consoles
-New ULTRA+ setting on PC
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) November 23, 2022
On PC, it will also include a new ULTRA+ option and Performance and Ray Tracing Modes on consoles. Performance prioritizes 60 frames per second, while Quality concentrates on visuals and includes Ray Tracing capabilities at 30 frames per second. Momot also mentions that patch details for the game would be available closer to release and that a physical copy of this upgraded Witcher 3 will be available later.
Fans should know that these next-generation updates simply improve old material and include new features that enhance it. This update does not feature any new material. For example, someone inquired about additional Gwent Cards for The Witcher 3, which Momot said would not happen since the mini-game is great as is, and it was obvious that The Witcher 3’s Premium DLC will not be made available for free. Overall, this seems to be a significant improvement that is unquestionably a step in the right direction.