CD Projekt Red Reveals What to Expect from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Next-Gen Update

CD Projekt Red today revealed details on the new features and enhancements coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition finally arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on December 14. On that date, current owners of the game on PS4, Xbox One, and PC can upgrade to the new and improved version at no extra charge. Those who don’t own the game can purchase the native version. However, what kind of updates this new version would get have remained a mystery, at least till now.

Developer CD Projekt Red today took to Twitch to outline many of the upgrades coming with the update. These include 4K textures and models, ray-tracing, 60fps modes for all three new-gen machines, and a photo mode. Beyond that, the game includes new content based on The Witcher series from Netflix and a host of quality-of-life improvements. This includes cross-progression between the consoles and PC, haptic feedback for the PS5 version, a revamp of the magic system to make it more immersive, and filter settings for the world map.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on December 14. It is currently available now on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.