The Witcher 3 Is Still Getting The Next Gen Treatment Later This Year

With all the drama surrounding the release of Cyberpunk, there was a bit of ambiguity as to whether CD Projekt Red would be able to get out the next-gen versions of The Witcher 3 at any point soon.

Today on Twitter, CD Projekt Red’s lead PR manager took to Twitter to confirm that the upgraded version of the game would still be hitting in the second half of this year.

Previously announced seven months ago, the next-gen versions of the game will be developed to take full advantage of the new consoles.

While the exact details are still under wraps, CD Projekt Red has at the very least committed to improved load times and ray tracing. As with most recent releases of The Witcher 3, the next-gen versions will also include all previously released content and expansions.

If you’re worried this will affect the development of Cyberpunk and addressing all of the issues that have mired the game since launch, then fear not. The next-gen version of The Witcher 3 is being developed externally by a team outside of CD Projekt Red, Saber Interactive, who also developed the Switch version as well as handled the 4K PC upgrade too.

The Witcher 3: Complete Edition launches as a standalone copy for Xbox Series X|S and Playstation 5 later this year. If you already own a copy of The Witcher 3, you’ll be able to upgrade the game to the next-gen versions for free, which is nice.

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