The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive its next-gen update on December 14, and publisher CD Projekt Red has detailed all the improvements that come with the update. Revealed during the REDstreams live stream, held late Wednesday, a team of developers outlined the improved visuals with ray tracing, faster loading times on consoles, modes new Netflix images and DLC based on the Henry Cavill-led Netflix series The Witcher. The update will be available as a free download for those who already own The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X.
The update will use AMD FSR 2.1 and by Nvidia DLSS 3 technology to ensure stable frame rates while implementing better textures, reflections and ray tracing in Witch 3: The Wild Hunt. Red CD Projekt confirmed that new graphics settings will be included in the update, allowing players on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Choose between 60fps performance and 30fps quality mode. The second mode prioritizes visual fidelity over smoother frames, delivering shadows and ray tracing reflections on the 2015 release game, and haptic feedback was added to the PS5 version, creating vibration effect when touching sword or using magic in the game.
Above computer, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s the next-gen update adds the same visual enhancements, with photo modes and over-the-shoulder camera angles, reminiscent of God of War (2018). Although only briefly shown, the photo mode options look like Cyberpunk 2077, which allows you to edit camera angles, depth of field, effects, and overlays. Cross-platform progress is also included in an upcoming update, so you can keep saving, no matter what system you’re playing on.
For the long-promised Netflix witch series-inspired content, players will gain access to a new line of quests. Completing the same will grant equipment inspired by Cavill’s depicted in the show, in addition to optional costumes for Princess Ciri, the witch Yennefer, the red-haired wizard Tris, Dandelion the bard, and the Nilfgaardian soldiers. Meanwhile, the Netflix recent series renewed for the fourth season, but without Cavill. After three seasons playing Geralt of Rivia, the main star has left the role, making way for Liam Hemsworth (Hunger game movies) to take over.
Some quality of life improvements are also set to come Witch 3 next generation update. Inspired by open world games like Elen’s ring and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, CD Projekt Red is adding a new filter setting to remove annoying question marks from the map. This creates a deeper experience and adds an extra level of curiosity when exploring the Continent. With this update, players will be able to come across events naturally, instead of treating them like a to-do list. When riding on your trusty Roach or simply exploring the map for extended periods of time, the minimap and other HUD elements will now disappear. In a similar effect, you can now pause during cutscenes.
The next-gen versions of The Witcher 3 were originally set for a Released in 2021but delayed twice, with third party studio Interactive Saber in charge of development in 2021. A separate physical CD release is also planned for then. Last month, the publisher redo confirmation for the original 2007 game The Witcher, built from the ground up using 5 . unreal motor. the title is published for the first time under the cryptic name, “Canis Majoris,” in a corporate strategy stream in October, along with three new entries to the franchise.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen update is out December 14 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X.