CD Projekt Red recently gave us some exciting news for all Witcher 3 fans. Finally, we can expect to see Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen sometime this year. It’s been a long time coming. Unfortunately, delays made fans wait longer than we expected. Released in 2015, it is still regarded as one of the best open-world games.
Because CD Projekt Red was busy with Cyberpunk 2077 when the next-gen consoles were released. Initially, this remaster was supposed to be completed by Saber Interactive. This studio was responsible for the excellent Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch port. With this year’s CD Projekt Red direct, they announced they would pick up the reigns again.
Details on the next-gen remaster are scant. However, we’ll let you in on what we know about new features, price, and a Witcher 3 Netflix show-based DLC.
One of the most exciting announcements of this year’s CDPR is the remaster will be free to anyone who owns Witcher 3 on PS4 and Xbox One. However, we suspect you would have to own the game digitally and use the same account as you did in the previous generation. That’s the most probable case for a lot of people.
You can expect features to take advantage of the newer hardware. So good news, everybody. We can expect to get Ray Tracing, Faster loading times, and support for haptic feedback. There is also a rumor that all the DLC will be included with the remaster. But this has yet to be confirmed.
The other most exciting rumor is that beloved Witcher modder Halk Hogan has been supposedly working with the studio. Hogan gained a lot of love in the modding community for an improved textures mod he released for the original Witcher 3.
New Netflix Themed DLC
We don’t know many specifics about this new DLC, but it will also be available on previous generations. CD Projekt Red has confirmed that at least one of these DLCs will be themed after the Netflix show. Despite not having many specifics, this community will always welcome new Witcher content with open arms.
Please don’t take it from us, though. Here is a quote from CD Projekt Red “The DLCs are not exclusive to the next-gen version, they’ll be available for every version of the game (including PS4, Xbox One, and Switch).”
The only sad news from this update is that we still don’t know the specific release date. All we know is that the remaster is on track to release in Q4 of 2022. However, a leak suggests it will arrive on December 9th.
With Q4 getting closer and closer every day, our excitement is growing. This remaster promises to be an excellent update to an already stellar game. The fact it’s free to anyone who owns Witcher 3 already gives fans no reason not to download it.