The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PS5 and Xbox Series X|S update trailer has landed

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next gen update trailer has been released by CD Projekt Red, showing what players are in store for when the free update lands on December 14th. The update will enhance visuals of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for those who own the game on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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CD Projekt RED have also confirmed the big additions and changes coming with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next gen update. The list is as follows.

  • Improved visuals – Ray Tracing, improved Screen Space Reflections, improved foliage, better textures and more visual improvements are coming to the game. Enjoy them to the fullest thanks to FSR 2.1 and DLSS 3 support!
  • Camera, controls and UI changes – Rediscover the Continent from a new perspective — we’ve added an alternative camera option that’ll bring you closer to the action. Combined with the alternative Quick Sign Casting option, map filtering and the option to dynamically hide the minimap, it will make exploration even more exciting than before!
  • Photo mode – Capture the moment with the added photo mode! Does that mean there will be a The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt photo mode contest in the near future? Maybe.
  • Integrated mods – We’ve included some community-made favourites in addition to our own modifications.
  • Quest fixes – You’ve been asking for them — and we couldn’t say no! The next-gen update has also been an opportunity to revisit some of the issues in the quests. The free next-gen update brings fixes to From Ofier’s Distant Shores, Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear and more!
  • Netflix DLC – We have a very special treat for all of the fans of the Netflix show! Enjoy alternative looks for Dandelion and Nilfgaardian soldiers, as well as a new quest, inspired by the show, where you’ll be able to get diagrams for new equipment for Geralt. What’s the quest? Shhh! No spoilers!
  • Cross-progression – A feature you know from Cyberpunk 2077 — play the game how you like, wherever you like and carry over your latest save between platforms.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next gen update has been a long time coming. 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.

Source: CD Projekt RED

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1 Comment

  1. I just had to look it up, but it appears they announced a next-gen version in September 2020. So just 27 short months later, it gets released and still somehow has the words “next-gen” attached to it? Is it not current-gen now?

    Will the fact that it’s such an old game now mean it’s capable of doing all those fancy ray-tracing features to make it look nice without any performance issues? Cyberpunk 2077 definitely wasn’t. (Nice of them to do a demo version for that one ;)

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