Hands-on press previews for the next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC and next-gen consoles are beginning to come out.
CD Projekt, the Polish video game developer behind The Witcher series, has provided press reviewers with the upcoming game update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt update for PC and next-gen consoles.
The update will be available to all gamers on December 14th. Those that had already purchased The Witcher 3 will receive the update for free.
It’s hard to comprehend that the “next-gen” update was initially announced in 2020 for release sometime in 2021.
Understandably, with the heavily criticized release of Cyberpunk 2077 in late 2020, it’s almost guaranteed that the company’s entire development team was rearranged to “fix” the incredibly buggy futuristic, open-world, action-adventure RPG.
Released in a statement in late November, thewitcher.com released several highlights regarding the upcoming release.
Ray Tracing, improved Screen Space Reflections, improved foliage, better textures and more visual improvements are coming to the game. Enjoy them to the fullest thanks to FSR 2.1 and DLSS 3 support!
Camera, controls and UI changes
Rediscover the Continent from a new perspective — we’ve added an alternative camera option that’ll bring you closer to the action. Combined with the alternative Quick Sign Casting option, map filtering and the option to dynamically hide the minimap, it will make exploration even more exciting than before!
Capture the moment with the added photo mode! Does that mean there will be a The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt photo mode contest in the near future? Maybe.”
As an additional bonus, the latest version of the game will gain in-game content inspired by the live-action TV series adaptation by Netflix.
We have a very special treat for all of the fans of the Netflix show! Enjoy alternative looks for Dandelion and Nilfgaardian soldiers, as well as a new quest, inspired by the show, where you’ll be able to get diagrams for new equipment for Geralt. What’s the quest? Shhh! No spoilers!”
We’ll follow up shortly with a cumulative list of reviews and notes taken from press reviewers, so stay tuned!
(Word on the street is that it’s good… real good.)
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