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.
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.