The Witcher 3 Game Pass Announcement Made Via Twitch Ad

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The Witcher 3 Game Pass Announcement Made Via Twitch Ad

November 14, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams

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Developer
CD Projekt Red
Publisher
CD Projekt
Release Date
May 18, 2015 (Calendar)
Genre
Open World, RPG
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Today's a big day of announcements for Microsoft and Xbox, and The Witcher 3 Game Pass announcement was among them. Strangely, this little tidbit of information wasn't made via some big media presentation. Instead, it was contained, rather simply, within a short Twitch ad.

The Twitch ad which revealed The Witcher 3 Game Pass announcement was submitted to /r/xboxone. It simply shows four games in a sequence that are either already on or coming to Xbox Game Pass. The ad begins with Gears 5 for console and PC and is followed by The Outer Worlds for console and PC, Devil May Cry 5 for console, and finally, The Witcher 3.

Now that we know The Witcher 3 is coming to Game Pass, only one question remains — which platforms are going to get it?

The Witcher 3 Game Pass ad

 
 

Which Platforms Get The Witcher 3 Game Pass?

One question you might be wondering is which platforms will get access to The Witcher 3 Game Pass. If you're a PC gamer and you don't already own this great game by CD Projekt Red, the news ain't so good.

In short, it seems that The Witcher 3 will only be made available to Xbox Game Pass holders on the Xbox One. While the PC version is sold on both Steam and the DRM-free digital retailer GOG, it's not yet available on PC within Microsoft's ecosystem — a detail that is easily discovered by checking out the game's page on the Microsoft Store.

That's not to say that The Witcher 3 will never be made available via Microsoft's PC store; it just isn't right now. We may well see it get added in the future. In the meantime, you can grab The Witcher 3 on Steam and DRM-free on GOG for $39.99 or your regional equivalent.

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What do you think of The Witcher 3 Game Pass announcement? If you haven't played it yet, will you dive into the world of Geralt now that it's coming to Xbox Game Pass? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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