The Witcher 3’s free PS5 & Xbox Series X|S upgrade is coming in December

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The free current gen upgrade for The Witcher 3, enhancing the game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and for modern high-end PCs will arrive on 14th December.

CD Projekt Red will be hosting a REDstreams reveal next week to show off the visual enhancements and provide more details on the upgrades.

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This free next-gen update has been so long in the making that we should probably stop using the term. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S are now very much the current generation, though there are some good reasons for why it has been delayed this much. Previously, the Polish studio had indefinitely delayed the project. Both The Witcher 3 PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions were originally being worked on by Saber Interactive’s Russian team. However, due to Russia’s ongoing atrocities in Ukraine, a decision was made to sever this partnership and work on the next-gen upgrade internally at CDPR.

It’s pretty good timing from CDPR overall, with the Netflix The Witcher: Blood Origin miniseries set to debut on the streaming service on 25th December. There’s bound to be another uptick in interest for playing or replaying one of the best RPGs of the last decade, and people will want to soak in all of the new graphical finery that CDPR can bring to the table.

This game will also have to tide fans over for a good few years before the next game released in this fantasy setting. CD Projekt Red has announced a wealth of The Witcher games are now in development, including the start of a brand new trilogy and a full remake of the original game.

Here’s what Aran said all those years ago in our The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is easily one of the most engrossing games I’ve had the chance to play. The story and characters are well worth the experience alone, and the world expertly draws on the desire to explore with its massive scale. You never know what will greet you or beat you just a few seconds down the path, and that’s what is exciting about this game. There are some issues that will need to be improved. The combat is better than the Witcher 2 but isn’t quite there either, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the first game in a while that has held my attention for so long that I don’t notice the time pass. CD Projekt Red haven’t just created a great game but a modern gaming masterpiece.

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