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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next gen update coming December 14!

by: Henry -
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CD Projekt RED has finally announced a release date for the next-gen update for their award-winning game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! This update will be free for anyone who owns a previous version of the game. However, a dedicated next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition, featuring all enhancements, DLCs and story expansions will be available digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, with a physical release at a later date.

This next-gen update will include visual, performance and technical enhancements, including ray tracing support, faster loading times on consoles and a number of mods integrated officially into the experience. DLCs inspired by the Netflix show will also be made available in-game as an added bonus. For more information, check out the official Witcher website and take a look at our reviews for the game on PC and Switch.

Check out the official features, according to the Steam page:

    • Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live.
    • Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions and combat magic.
    • Hunt down a wide range of exotic monsters — from savage beasts prowling the mountain passes, to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadows of densely populated towns.
    • Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armour, or spend them away in horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures the night brings.
    • Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity.
    • Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains and seas.
    • Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services.
    • Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences.
    • Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy this world.
    • In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon foretold by ancient elven legends.
    • Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world.
    • Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.
    • Built exclusively for next generation hardware, the REDengine 3 renders the world of The Witcher visually nuanced and organic, a real true to life fantasy.
    • Dynamic weather systems and day/night cycles affect how the citizens of the towns and the monsters of the wilds behave.
    • Rich with storyline choices in both main and subplots, this grand open world is influenced by the player unlike ever before.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The native Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 version is coming on December 14, 2022.

Check out the official launch cinematic below: