The upgraded edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the next generation is almost here, two years after the first announcement and numerous delays. CD Projekt RED has now released information about the game’s features as well as the first gameplay clips. Watch the trailer for the free upgrade, which features video that was captured on a powerful PC, above.
With this upgrade, the studio boasts support for ray-traced global lighting on all current-generation systems. Other graphical improvements include the addition of screen space reflections, dynamic resolution scaling, and improved textures and vegetation.
Quality and performance modes (60 FPS) are being added specifically for consoles, and PlayStation 5 users will be pleased to learn that haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support are on the way.
A new quest with the famous Nilfgaardian armour, pause during cutscenes, HUD customization, a photo mode, a new camera, and even elements from well-known PC mods are among the other novelties. Players can resume their experience from PC, Xbox Series X|S, or PlayStation 5 thanks to cloud-based cross-save compatibility for all platforms.
While CD Projekt will also be publishing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, anyone who currently owns the current editions of the game will receive the upgrade material without charge. All post-launch content, including the free DLC and the two story expansions (Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine), will be included with the base experience. At first, there will only be a digital release; a physical version will follow later.
Last but not least, the last-generation version that is still obtainable on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch is also being kept up with. Later, the studio intends to release gameplay updates and add-ons with Netflix show themes for these platforms.
On December 14, 2022, the PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s complete edition will be on sale. Currently under development are a new trilogy set in the same universe and a remake of the first The Witcher game.