The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade Arrives Later This Year

03/30/2021 - 13:41 | By: Robert N. Adams
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A Good Reason for a Replay

Many of you are probably excited about The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade. There's some good news from CD Projekt Red — it expects to launch this new version of the game sometime later in 2021.

The Witcher 3 is, as one might expect, the third core game in The Witcher franchise of video games based on the books of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. It tells the tale of Geralt of Rivia, a "Witcher" who has been imbued with magical powers and hunts monsters for fun and profit.

Thus far, The Witcher 3 has expanded to the Nintendo Switch and received a PS4 Pro/Xbox One X patch to improve its graphics on those consoles. To the surprise of no one, it's getting an upgrade again; CD Projekt Red announced its intention to bring it in line with the higher horsepower of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S late last year — and now we have a better idea of how much longer we'll have to wait.

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When is The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade Release Date?

The bad news is that CD Projekt Red has not yet announced a specific The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade release date. The good news, however, is that they're pretty sure it's going to be arriving later in 2021.

"[In case you missed it], the next-generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming in the second half of 2021," CD Projekt Red's Lead PR Manager Radek Grabowski said in a tweet.

CD Projekt Red has long had a commitment to improving its games with free updates over the years. The original launch of the first The Witcher game was a bit of a mess, but an "Enhanced Edition" fixed many of the problems. Since then, each game in the franchise has gotten similar post-launch improvements one way or another.

This isn't the only good news for fans of The WitcherThe Witcher: Monster Slayer mobile game is currently in testing on Android and iOS in select countries according to today's strategy update video from CD Projekt Red. That same video states that it expects The Witcher: Monster Slayer to launch sometime in 2021.

It should be noted, however, that CD Projekt Red has a commitment to quality games. Despite the disaster of Cyberpunk 2077, it ultimately strives to make its games as good as it possibly can with post-launch updates — we might end up having to wait a little longer than expected if they encounter any problems in development.

Are you looking forward to The Witcher 3 next-gen upgrade? How does the game hold up with last gen's graphics on modern consoles? 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!