CD Projekt Red has announced The Witcher 3 for PS5 and Xbox Series X. They have confirmed that this will be a free update for the PS4 and Xbox One.
The Witcher 3 originally launched for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One in 2015. The game was updated to support the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. It will be updated again to support PS5 and Xbox Series X for those who already have the base game. This will be released as a free update not just for console owners but also for those who own it on PC.
The next-generation version of The Witcher 3 will offer faster load times and ray-tracing on PS5 and Xbox Series X, in addition to PC.
Here is a description of the next-generation version as shared by CD Projekt Red.
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.
In addition to new enhancements for the PC version, CD Projekt Red is also adding support for HDR for the PC version with this update. There is no release date for this update but just like Cyberpunk 2077, it could arrive sometime later in 2021.
The Witcher 3 is one of the most successful RPGs of all time. It was developed by CD Projekt Red who are releasing their new game, Cyberpunk 2077, later this November. It will also get a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X if the user has already purchased it on the current generation consoles.