The Witcher Three Subsequent-Gen for PS5, Xbox Collection X Coming Second Half 2021


Introduced final 12 months in September, we’ve identified that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can be getting a next-generation improve for PS5 and Xbox Collection X|S, however current troubles at CD Projekt RED surrounding the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 solid some shadows on that thrilling information. CDPR has now reconfirmed that The Witcher 3 next-gen replace continues to be being labored on, and is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

When The Witcher 3 PS5 and Xbox Collection X variations launch, they are going to be free upgrades for many who already personal the sport—additionally out there to buy individually should you someway don’t personal it but. Releasing because the Full Version with all expansions and content material, the next-gen replace will characteristic “a variety of visible and technical enhancements — together with ray tracing and quicker loading occasions — throughout the bottom sport, each expansions, and all additional content material.”

CD Projekt RED additionally given a studio technique replace that recommits to the growth of The Witcher universe, and fairly than growing franchises in sequence, they’re reorganizing the studio infrastructure to have the ability to work on a number of IPs (particularly Cyberpunk and The Witcher) in parallel. They’ve additionally dedicated to extra partnerships and tie-ins, together with cell sport growth (there’s an AR Pokemon Go-like sport coming for The Witcher), TV exhibits, and extra with the intention to broaden and create further worth for the franchises.

Even releasing practically six years in the past, gamers are nonetheless discovering myriad secrets and techniques hidden all through The Witcher 3, corresponding to the key Kaer Trolde elevator that was discovered final 12 months. The franchise has already bought greater than 50 million models, and that’s earlier than it will get launched on next-gen consoles with the entire spectacular options that the brand new tech will allow to studio to implement.

After all, the next-gen replace for The Witcher 3 isn’t taking the studio’s consideration away from Cyberpunk 2077. The newest replace, patch 1.2, launched yesterday, with lots of of fixes and enhancements in an effort to salvage the botched launch of the sport. Subsequent-gen variations of Cyberpunk 2077 are nonetheless on observe for later this 12 months as effectively, in keeping with the studio.

The Witcher 3 next-gen replace is ready to reach on PS5, Xbox Collection X, and PC someday within the second half of 2021. No extra particular dates have been given.

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