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Next-gen patch for The Witcher 3: PS5, Xbox Series X, PC update features, Netflix DLC and more

The Witcher 3 was due to get a visual upgrade for current-gen consoles and PC in 2022 after being delayed in 2021. However, it has been postponed again until further notice.

The Witcher 3 may have released back in 2015, but it still remains one of the most impressive RPGs in gaming – and it’s getting a visual makeover for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.

While developer CD Projekt Red continues to patch Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher’s next-gen (or current-gen) upgrade will be handled by Saber Interactive – the team behind the game’s impressive Nintendo Switch port.

Here’s everything we know about the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC versions of the game.


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Ciri in The Witcher 3
CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3 is one of the most critically acclaimed games in history.

Is there a release date for the Witcher 3 next-gen patch?

The Witcher 3 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC Remaster should be released in the second quarter of 2022 after a series of delays. However, on April 14, CD Projekt Red announced it has been postponed again until further notice.

“We have decided that our in-house development team will handle the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” they said.

“We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be performed and as such have to postpone the Q2 release until further notice. We will keep you informed as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.”

Upgrade price for The Witcher 3 PS5, Xbox Series X and PC

The Witcher 3 upgrade will be free for all The Witcher 3 ownersso PS4 owners can play the PS5 version and Xbox One owners can play the Xbox Series X version.

PC players can also download the update for free.

The Witcher 3 PS5, Xbox Series X and PC update new features

The new version of The Witcher 3 should offer ray tracing effects and faster loading times. While some rumors have suggested that the game will also include all available DLC, this has not yet been confirmed by CD Projekt Red.

The developer has also worked with community modder Halk Hogan to bring the popular The Witcher 3 HD Reworked mod to the release – suggesting improved textures are likely.

Originally threaded September 2020 by one of the developers, the enhanced version of The Witcher 3 will offer all the peculiarities of current generation systems when it comes to 60 fps and 4K resolution. The remasters are also expected to offer compatibility with the DualSense and the new Xbox controller, such as haptic feedback.

Witcher 3 Remaster delay explained

The developers have apologized for the delay, but said it was because they “want to do it right” and that the delay is part of “recommendations from people overseeing development.”

The delays are part of CD Projekt Red’s new strategy when it comes to game releases. The company doesn’t want a repeat of the Cyberpunk 2077 launch, and in fact it has delayed the current-gen upgrade to add more polish. You can see the developer’s update on Twitter below:

Netflix style The Witcher DLC

Henry Cavill in The Witcher Netflix
Netflix

Whether Geralt will get a Henry Cavill skin remains to be seen.

Along with the free upgrade for Witcher 3 players, CDPR also announced that a Brand new DLC set inspired by Netflix’s Witcher series are also made available to players free of charge. Additionally, this brand new content will also not be exclusive to the next-gen version of the game.

“The DLCs are not exclusive to the next-gen version, they will be available for every version of the game (including PS4, Xbox One and Switch),” CDPR said. So far we don’t know much about what exactly the DLC will contain, but it’s new Witcher content that’s always welcome.


So there you have it – that’s all we know about the Witcher 3 next-gen patch. Check back soon as we’ll keep you updated on further developments here.

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