CD Projekt Red has confirmed that the next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will arrive on December 14. Those who already own the game will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version of the game for free. The update will be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S players. Details on the next-gen update are still scant, but CDPR has announced a game reveal on REDstreams next week.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most celebrated games of the last decade and has secured a place in history as one of the greatest games ever made. The game capped off an amazing trilogy and set a new standard for Western RPGs and has been a huge influence on the RPG genre. The game also has 2 amazing DLCs: Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine, both of which individually add 20-30 hours of gameplay.
The Witcher 3 itself is a pretty massive game, with the entire game taking over 30 hours to finish. The free upgrade path is sure to be music to fans’ ears, as fans can’t wait to see what kind of next-gen improvements CDPR has made to the base game.
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The free next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives on December 14, 2022
CDPR has found a solid footing once again as its latest major release, Cyberpunk 2077 has found favor with gaming audiences once again thanks to several massive quality upgrades and a Netflix adaptation that has greatly swayed the opinion of gamers. fans. The Witcher franchise has had several strong outings over the past decade and CDPR believes the franchise is still very much alive in terms of creative and financial viability, as the studio has confirmed that a remake of the original Witcher game is now in the works.
The studio has hinted that it is currently considering a number of different projects, including a possible sequel to Cyberpunk 2077. The studio is also currently working on a DLC for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. The DLC is likely to add several hours of gameplay and introduce new mechanics to keep things fresh for fans.
The next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming on December 14, free to everyone who already owns the game.
For more details and a gameplay reveal, tune in to REDstreams next week at https://t.co/IpFERTohi9. pic.twitter.com/fg3yfGeNih
— The Witcher (@witchergame) November 14, 2022
The Witcher franchise seems to have found a second wind as well, as the remake could be a test for play on Unreal Engine 5. Until now, CDPR games have been developed on the proprietary REDEngine, but the studio has confirmed a twist to Unreal Engine 5.
It will be interesting to see how The Witcher’s core gameplay loop is affected by its development on Unreal Engine 5. UE5 is one of the most exciting parts about next-gen gaming and fans have been eager for studios to fully take over. take advantage of the tools it offers and deliver the kind of next-gen gaming that only PS5 and Xbox Series X can deliver.
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