The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt joins the select group of “immortal” games, that is, which enters and leaves generation of consoles and they are there, with a new version. Geralt de Rivia will be present on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in a complete edition (with all the extra content released). PC gamers will also receive this technical and visual upgrade, according to CD Projekt Red.
Among the improvements promised in the Polish developer’s announcement, the game (launched in 2015) will bring ray tracing technology, for more realistic lights and shadows, and faster loading times. All of these updates will be applied to both the base game, DLCs and expansions.
CD Projekt Red is known for not charging for content that it doesn’t think will impact the story so much. All DLCs from The Witcher III were distributed free of charge. The only two extra contents that were charged to players were expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. In fact, these are excellent content that deserve to be played, if you only have the base game.
That said, it was natural for the company to reveal that the RPG upgrade for the new generation will be free, for those who already have the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For those who do not yet have the title, the update will be available as an independent purchase for these three platforms.
The wild hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is inspired by the book series by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Developed by CD Projekt Red, you take control of Geralt de Rivia – one of the last Witchers (monster hunters) that still exist on the Continent.
In this action RPG, you get involved in a series of political plots that address conquests from other territories, religious imposition and persecution, prejudice and (of course) hunting many monsters. All of this while Geralt searches for Ciri, his “adopted daughter” and who is much more powerful than he appears to be.