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The Witcher 3: Next Gen Edition is slated for later this year

About a month after the renewed postponement, CD Projekt is now announcing that the next-gen upgrade of The Witcher 3 (test) will be released this year. The developer now plans to release the game in Q4 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC.

A seventh birthday present

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt was released exactly seven years ago. For the anniversary, CD Projekt Red is looking forward to Twitter and has already promised the rough release period of the new edition at the end of 2020.

The announcement follows a recent Postponement indefinitely The title was already postponed to the second quarter of 2022 at the end of 2021. In mid-April, CD Projekt then announced that the remaining work on the next-gen edition would be carried out by its own development team. Previously, the Russian location of the Saber Interactive studio was responsible. CD Projekt hasn’t revealed exactly why the move was taken; however, the reason may be obvious. Since the first thing to evaluate is how much work is left, the developer didn’t mention a new release window at first.

Improved graphics and new content load faster

Role-playing fans can look forward to improved graphics, including ray tracing with the next-gen version. Load times should be shorter, especially on consoles. In addition, there will be some other small additional content that will be inspired by the Netflix series based on the novel by Andrzej Sapkowski. Presumably, these are skins or new armor and weapons.

The two add-ons Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine will also be included. When announcing the new edition, CD Projekt promised that the next-gen edition would be available for free if players own the original version of the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. Aside from that, a brand new game in the Witcher universe is also in the works, the developer revealed in March 2022. The title is said to be based on the Unreal Engine 5 but is emphatically not a continuation of the previous trilogy.