Next-gen Witcher 3 now planned to release in Q4 this year

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CD Projekt Red announced on Thursday that the next gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now “planned” for a late 2022 release. Not an official release date, mind you. But hey, it’s something.

The news came one day after the seventh anniversary of the game’s initial release. A next-gen version was announced back in 2020, and a second quarter release for this year was pushed back as CD Projekt Red decided to move development of the game’s next-gen update in-house. (It had hitherto been in the hands of Saber Interactive, which just announced that it is joining development of the remake of the classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic).

When it does arrive, the updated version of the game will likely feature enhancements such as a framerate boost, 4K resolution and ray-tracing. Best of all, those who already purchased The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will get the update free of additional charge.

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