The Witcher: WIld Hunt comes in the complete edition for the next-gen consoles Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X on the market. This has been announced by CD Projekt Red. The makers will turn an already successful series into an even more successful one. Do you have to buy The Witcher 3 for PS5 or the new Xbox? At least not, if you own the game for the current gen, then the update is available for free.


The Witcher series has sold over 50 million times worldwide, with The Witcher 3 alone accounting for more than half of the sales, the sales of which have been boosted again by the version for Nintendo Switch and the Netflix series. And now an adaptation for the next-gen consoles Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X will drive the sales of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt even higher.

The Witcher 3 with ray tracing and optimized loading times

CD Projekt Red surprises with the announcement of The Witcher 3 for the next-gen consoles. At least the current owners will not get the money again: If you own the game for Playstation 4, PC or Xbox One, you will receive the update to the next-gen version for free - and with it access to the new features.

The Witcher 3 is optically and technically adapted. Image rights: CD Projekt Red / Bandai Namco

The Witcher 3 is optically and technically adapted. Image rights: CD Projekt Red / Bandai Namco

As CD Projekt Red indicates, the revamped version for PS5 and Xbox Series X is currently being developed in order to take advantage of the more powerful generation of consoles. For the developers, “next-gen” does not mean the limitation to the consoles: PC gamers will also benefit from the upgrade. The developers rely on a range of optical and technical improvements, including in particular the support of ray tracing and improved loading times. All adjustments to the content of the base game as well as both expansions and bonus content will be tangible and visible.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunter - Complete Edition will be available as a stand-alone game for PC, Xbox Series X and Playstation 5. Anyone who does not yet have The Witcher 3, one of the best action role-playing games of the past few decades, can use the full version. Everyone who has already been on the move with the Witcher in the current-gen sector will receive the upgrade free of charge. There is not yet a release date for the next-gen version of The Witcher 3.


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