The Witcher 3 will be released in the next gen on December 14: the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC version will bring important new features, such as the photo mode or content from the Netflix series (but there is no Henry Cavill skin).
CD Projekt RED today unveiled the next gen version of The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. This version will be out on December 14thas a completely free update for owners of the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions, who will also benefit from the improvements.
In fact, the PS4 and Xbox One versions, in addition to the Nintendo Switch version, will also receive an update with the interesting technical improvements of this version.
The Polish studio has prepared an update with multiple technical improvements for the newest hardware, but also with new features such as photo mode, cross saves and quality of life improvements that we can enjoy in all versions.
Next, a look at all the news of The Witcher 3 Next Gen, which they have presented in a half-hour live on their twitch.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Next Gen
What’s new in The Witcher 3 Next-Gen
The Witcher 3 in its new native version of PS5 and Xbox Series X will be able to run in performance mode at 60fps@1440peither graphics mode 30 fps at 4K with ray tracing.
But CD Projekt RED has gotten their hands on lighting, adding ambient occlusion using ray tracingimproving textures, improving vegetation…
Among the new features are photo mode, cloud saves, and various gameplay improvements, such as combat or exploration and quality of life (being able to pause cinematics, size of subtitles…).
One of those functions is hide all map icons, those annoying ‘!’ that come out everywhere, so as not to overwhelm the players. Players’ tastes in open world titles have changed a lot since 2015!
On the other hand, you will be able to get Geralt of Rivia’s armor and sword based on the Netflix series of The Witcher… but there is no Henry Cavill skin, sadly.
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Remember, The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt comes out on PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC on December 14. You can buy the native version of PS5 and Xbox Series, or upgrade for free the versions of PS4, Xbox One and PC to enjoy, on compatible hardware, 4K, 60 fps and ray tacing.
The details of the patch for the PS4, One and Switch versions remain to be known, which will also receive these video quality improvements and new content.