The free next-gen update for The Witcher 3 will be available later this year in December and CDPR has just announced a game reveal scheduled for November 24 at 10:30pm (Indian Standard Time). The stream will include footage from the next-gen version of the game and it will be interesting to see how the game holds up and performs on newer systems.
Despite its status as one of the greatest games ever made, The Witcher 3’s 2013 release was plagued by a ton of performance issues. Over time, the game has improved significantly and CD Projekt Red will likely improve things and polish up the overall feel of the game for next-gen systems.
In terms of content, there’s no way The Witcher 3 could be more packed, as the game, as well as the DLCs, provide over 100 hours of gameplay. So it stands to reason that the next-gen update will include at most a performance improvement and perhaps some tweaks to the controls. The next-gen update will be free for players who already own The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PS4/Xbox One.
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The free next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in December
Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday November 23rd at 6pm CET on REDstreams and see what’s coming for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the FREE next-gen update this December!
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This is quite an exciting period for CD Projekt Red as they have several projects currently in the pipeline. After the next-gen update, the next big release from the Polish developers is Phantom Liberty, a highly anticipated DLC for Cyberpunk 2077, which has seen quite a resurgence. The game recently saw a spike in active players, with over a million players actively playing every day for the course of a week in October.
Other massive projects include a remake of the original Witcher game in Unreal Engine 5. This marks a massive transition period for CD Projekt Red, as the studio will move from having used the proprietary REDEngine to Unreal Engine 5. It will be interesting to see what alterations they make. brings back the core mechanics of The Witcher.
There is a good chance that a remake of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will build on the success of The Witcher remake. However, there is a certain sense of fatigue surrounding the concept of remakes, as a large chunk of studio offerings in the AAA space have consisted of remakes and remasters of previously known titles.
While the quality of the remakes has generally been good, fans have grown increasingly tired of them over the years. Remakes tend to be a safe financial move on a publisher’s part, so it’s no surprise that the past few years have seen more than a couple dozen remakes of classic titles.
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