CD Projekt Red announced on Thursday that the next gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now “planned” for a late 2022 release. Not an official release date, mind you. But hey, it’s something.
Let's make this 7th anniversary even better, shall we?
We're delighted to share that the Next Gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is planned to release in Q4 2022.
See you on the Path, witchers! pic.twitter.com/2wQbxMP4zh
— The Witcher (@witchergame) May 19, 2022
The news came one day after the seventh anniversary of the game’s initial release. A next-gen version was announced back in 2020, and a second quarter release for this year was pushed back as CD Projekt Red decided to move development of the game’s next-gen update in-house. (It had hitherto been in the hands of Saber Interactive, which just announced that it is joining development of the remake of the classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).
When it does arrive, the updated version of the game will likely feature enhancements such as a framerate boost, 4K resolution and ray-tracing. Best of all, those who already purchased The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will get the update free of additional charge.
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