The upgrade will be free and includes some DLC…
During a live-streamed event held on Friday, developer CD Projekt Red provided some details regarding the upcoming next-gen version of The Witcher 3. They informed us that it is simply an update that will be free for those who currently own the game on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, whilst you can make a standalone purchase of the upgraded version if you do not currently own the game.
Speaking about the “next-gen” PC version in September 2020, CD Projekt’s VP of business development Michał Nowakowski told investors it would include improved visual quality and additional features.
“There will be a patch adding visual quality and a few extra features, and of course, we’re not going to charge people for a patch – it’s something they’re going to download, and it will upgrade their game; upgrade their experience – but we’re not going to ask them for extra money,” he said.
“If you have your game on PC, you’ll just download an update – and the game will continue to cost what it currently does on the PC market. We consider it an upgrade of the currently existing game.”
A new set of (free) DLC reportedly inspired by the game’s Netflix show is also being released alongside the upgrade. However, the Netflix DLC items will not be exclusive to the PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S update and will also be available to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch players. We don’t know the scope of the DLC, but it doesn’t sound like it will involve new areas or quests. Witcher 3’s updated cover art for the “Complete Edition” notes includes “extra items inspired by the Netflix series”.
They additionally shared the cover art for the next-gen console upgrade, which you can see below alongside the trailer for The Witcher Season 2.
Déjà vu? 🤔
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen update is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC this year! Here’s a sneak peek of our updated cover art.
Spoiler alert: we also prepared some free DLCs inspired by @witchernetflix ✨
More info coming soon! pic.twitter.com/O34E1xCReI
— The Witcher (@witchergame) July 10, 2021
The Witcher Season 2 premieres December 17!
Watch the brand new teaser trailer pic.twitter.com/tQ6CBKpquq
— Netflix (@netflix) July 9, 2021
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