The next-generation update for The Witcher 3 will release in the latter half of 2021. This announcement comes from the Lead PR Manager at CD Projekt Red via Twitter. This update for the game was first revealed in September of last year, but wasn’t given any time frame for release until now.
ICYMI, the next-generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming in the second half of 2021. pic.twitter.com/h2ISyEllQq
— Radek (@gamebowski) March 30, 2021
The new version of The Witcher 3 will include many technical enhancements. Multiple visual improvements will be made, including support for ray tracing. Loading times will also be reduced. All previously released DLC will be bundled as well, including the two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. This upgraded version will release on PC, Playstation 5, and Xbox Series X. It will also be offered as a free upgrade for anyone who already owns the existing version of the game on PC, Playstation 4, or Xbox One.
This comes in the wake of CD Projekt Red releasing a huge patch for their most recent release, Cyberpunk 2077. This patch attempts to fix many of the issues the game had upon its rocky launch. A host of technical problems across different versions of the game split opinions, with some enjoying the game and others being disappointed. Reports later surfaced about these issues being caused by the mismanaged development of the game.
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