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The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Launches This December

The Witcher 3 Next-gen update

December has just got a little more enticing.

If you somehow haven’t played The Witcher 3 yet and own a next-gen console or super-hot PC, then (a) what are you doing? But also (b) congratulations, you’re in for the time of your life. CD Projekt Red has today announced that the next-gen version of The Witcher 3 will launch on 14th December, meaning this Christmas you can have fun exploring its fantasy world with greater visual clarity than ever before.

Exact details are pretty scarce at the moment, but ray tracing support is promised, along with faster loading times on console. It’s not all about visuals and performance, either, with the update also integrating a variety of mods into the experience. There’s even going to be new content inspired by The Witcher Netflix series.

If you want to find out more about the update before it lands, CD Projekt RED will be hosting a stream event on Twitch next week, where gameplay from the next-gen version will be shown, and further details will be revealed.

Anyone who owns any version of The Witcher 3 on PS4, Xbox One or PC will be available to upgrade to the next-gen version for free. And for those who don’t, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will be available to purchase digitally on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC storefronts. A physical release will also follow sometime after, with a release date to be announced at a later time.

And finally, while it’s undoubtedly owners of next-gen consoles and PCs with grunt that are going to be the happiest here, everyone gets something. That is to say that even the PS4, Xbox One and Switch versions of The Witcher 3 are going to receive an update containing improvements and additional The Witcher Netflix-themed content. All will be revealed soon.

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Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!