The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen edition will launch in the second half of 2021

Hold your horses

Fans of mythic RPG series The Witcher were understandably stoked when they heard that the 2015 release The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be making the jump to next-gen platforms. But it seems that hype should be quelled for the time being, as developer CD Projekt RED isn’t expecting the port to hit the market until later in 2021.

As clarified by CDPR’s PR manager Radek Grabowski, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is confirmed for “the second half of 2021,” when the epic adventure will be released as both a standalone purchase for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X, and as a free upgrade for those who already own the original release. (So maybe it grab it on the cheap before then, if you haven’t purchased it already.)

The next-gen edition of The Witcher 3 will not only include all previously released DLC content, but it will also come enhanced with ray-traced graphics, significantly reduced load times, and various other technical and aesthetic improvements. While Witcher 3 was a best-seller, and has been played by more than its fair share of monster slayers, this new edition will probably make it worth saddling up for another jaunt through The Continent.

Chris Moyse
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