Since the release of the next-gen consoles, CD Projekt Red has been looking to optimize the critically-acclaimed game for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Latest News On the Release
On the September 4, 2020, CD Projekt RED announced that The Witcher 3 would be coming to Next-Gen!
Since then, we haven't been given an exact release date, but a recent tweet from Daniel Ahmad about CDPR's most recent stats release suggested that The Witcher 3's next-generation port will be released in the second half of 2021.
Everything seems on schedule regarding the Witcher 3 next-gen editions!
At the moment, The Witcher 3 doesn't have an exact release date for PS5 and Series X. It is on schedule to be released in 2021, but we'll update you as soon as a final release date is confirmed.
Changes & Improvements
Below is a quote from the developers about what fans can expect from the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of The Witcher 3.
"Developed to take advantage of the most powerful gaming hardware, the next-gen edition of the game will feature a range of visual and technical improvements — including ray tracing and faster loading times — across the base game, both expansions, and all extra content.
The next-generation edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release as a standalone purchase for PC, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5, as well as a free update for everyone who already owns the game on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4." - CD Projekt RED
If you're looking for more on the potential graphical upgrades, check out our article on them here.