CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This will be a version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition and will pack in all DLC as well as offering a host of technical and visual improvements. These enhancements will also be added to the PC version of the game.
What will The Witcher 3 be like on next-gen consoles?
The Witcher 3 will boast "a range of visual and technical improvements" on next-gen consoles and PC according to CD Projekt Red. These improvements will include support for ray tracing technology and faster loading times, as well as support for HDR. You'll notice the improvements not only in the base game but also in all DLC and both the Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine expansions.
Other than support for ray tracing, quicker loading, and HDR, we don't yet know what other improvements CD Projekt Red is planning to bring to The Witcher 3 on next-gen platforms. No mention is made of what frame rate the game will utilise in 4K, nor whether CD Projekt Red intends to improve the frame rate or introduce any kind of Nioh-style toggle switch between higher-fidelity visuals and better performance (something which has also been confirmed to be a next-generation choice with Spider-Man: Miles Morales). We'll bring you more on CD Projekt Red's plans for The Witcher 3 on next-gen platforms as we get it.
You'll be able to get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition as a standalone purchase on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. It'll launch in 2021 for those platforms. If you already own the game on PC, then CD Projekt Red will implement the technical and visual improvements as part of a free update. PS4 and Xbox One owners will receive a free cross-gen upgrade. This applies to both the vanilla and Complete versions of the game. If you want more updates and information, you can check out the official Witcher website.
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