For those who are real­ly into role-play­ing games, The Witch­er 3: Wild Hunt is a rather defin­ing title for the genre. Well, it seems CD Pro­jekt Red wants to return the game to the next-gen­er­a­tion con­soles. The com­pa­ny announced today that a next-gen upgrade would be avail­able to most exist­ing owners…for free. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Will Get Free Upgrades For PS5 and Xbox Series X

That’s right, in 2021 The Witch­er 3 will receive a free upgrade from the cur­rent con­sole gen­er­a­tion to the next-gen con­sole ver­sions. Xbox One and PS4 play­ers will be able to redeem a Series X and PS5 ver­sion once it becomes avail­able, although a next-gen ver­sion will be able to be pur­chased for any new play­ers. PC play­ers can update their game for free as well, includ­ing the improve­ments. It looks like there will be no upgrade for Nin­ten­do Switch owners.

The list of improve­ments have yet to be ful­ly detailed, with more infor­ma­tion com­ing before the game is released. CD Pro­jekt Red did say play­ers can expect ray trac­ing and faster load­ing times. These enhance­ments will be applied across the whole of The Witch­er 3’s con­tent, includ­ing the base game and both expansions.