The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting a new edition on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, & PC; will be a free update to current owners

CD Projekt RED has announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting a new edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as well as an update on PC.

Called a 'next generation edition', a standalone version will be available to purchase for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. For players who already own the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC, this edition will be available as a free update.

This upgrade will add ray tracing, better loading times, HDR for the PC version, and other improvements. It is set to be available in 2021.

We've shared the announcement from CD Projekt RED in full below.


CD PROJEKT RED announces that a next generation edition is currently in development for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Developed to take advantage of powerful video-game hardware, the next-generation edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5 will feature a range of visual and technical improvements — including ray tracing and faster loading times — across the base game, both expansions, and all extra content. 

The next generation edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available as a standalone purchase on PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, and as a free update for current owners of the game on PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

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