CD Projekt Red has announced the next-generation edition for the record-breaking The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game. The announcement came on 4th September 2020 on CD Projekt Red official website. The Witcher 3 will have its PS5, Xbox Series X, and Upgraded PC version in the year 2021.
Development for the newest edition of the game is in progress. The next generations of consoles, The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is all set to launch this Holiday season. Developers of The Witcher 3 is looking to take full advantage of the next-gen console hardware as well as improved PC hardware. According to CDPR, the Next-Gen edition will mark superior visuals and technical improvements. These improvements include Ray-Tracing, fast loading screens, and much more. The game will release as a stand-alone version for next-gen consoles
FREE Upgrade For Existing Owners
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen edition will have an upgraded base game as well as every expansion and extra content. And the best part is the upgrade to the next-gen version will be absolutely FREE for everyone who owns the existing version of the game. So if you own a copy of Witcher 3 on PS4 you will get a free upgrade for the copy of the game on your PS5. Similarly, a Xbox one owner will get an upgrade on Series X and a PC owner will simply get an upgrade to the game.
CD Projekt Red has already built immense respect with its attitude and Quality since witcher 2. CDPR gave away Enhanced Edition of Witcher 2 for free to Witcher 2 vanilla version owners at no extra cost. The Witcher 3 got a detailed visual upgrade a few years after the release. A free GWENT game was also introduced for the fans. There were quite a few surprises added to the witcher 3 game even after achieving success. It is needless to say CDPR deserves all the respect they get in the industry.
CDPR was the first to support Microsoft Smart Delivery upgrade plans which allow free upgrade of last-gen games to next-gen. In the times where companies like 2k and EA are demanding $10 to upgrade the newest NBA 2k21 and NFL 21 respectively, CDPR is upgrading its 5-year-old game for FREE.
The Witcher 3 Success
Regarded as the best of the generation, Witcher 3 struck the gaming industry with a storm. A detailed world, breathtaking visuals, addictive gameplay, capturing storyline, fun and unique missions, and much more brought the world of a game to live. Witcher 3 is considered to be one of the best games ever made. The game sold over 28 million copies and received over 800 awards with Major Game of the year awards. The game scored 10/10 from most critics and gained a Metacritic score of 93 with a user score of 94.
To get a Rough Idea how the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt might look on the next-gen console look at this amazing youtube video with Witcher 3 running on non-official mods for ray tracing on high-end PC.