After a long wait, The Witcher 3 has finally gotten a release window for the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X versions. Plus, it will have DLC inspired by Netflix’s The Witcher series.
Developer CD Projekt RED confirmed the release period in a tweet celebrating The Witcher 3’s seventh anniversary. The tweet confirms a Q4 2022 release, which means we should see it around the holiday period (between November and December). ).
Let’s make this 7th birthday even better, shall we? We are thrilled to announce that the Next Gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled for release in Q4 2022. See you on the Way, wizards! pic.twitter.com/2wQbxMP4zhMay 19, 2022
In this case, “next-gen” means the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions of the game. It has been confirmed that the PC version will also receive all the benefits included in the update.
It’s unclear exactly what this update will bring to The Witcher 3 experience, but CD Projekt RED Global Community Manager Marcin Momot tweeted: “As for the contents of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next Gen version, it comes with both expansion packs (Hearts of Stone + Blood and Wine), all previously released DLCs and fixes + a new DLC inspired by The Witcher Netflix series.”
Momot also confirmed in a Tweeter that while a next-gen version will be sold, those who already own a copy of The Witcher 3 will receive a free update.
CD Projekt RED hasn’t shared any details on exactly what the downloadable content inspired by The Witcher Netflix series will include. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if there was an official Henry Cavill skin for Geralt.
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Seeing the update news is unexpected as just last month the developer announced that The Witcher 3 PS5 and Xbox Series X update has been delayed indefinitely. The update was previously handled by Saber Interactive, but has since been rolled out internally.
However, it looks like the Polish studio is confident of releasing the update this year, which is encouraging. The Witcher 3 is one of the most critically acclaimed games of the last decade, and the prospect of the game running on more powerful hardware such as the PS5 is certainly exciting.