Award-winning medieval Role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (which is loosely based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski ), is coming to the next generation of consoles the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Developed by CD Projekt Red who are currently developing the much anticipated futuristic RPG Cyberpunk 2077. Wild Hunt is the third game in the popular Witcher series which was originally published in 2015.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt tells the story of mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia as he searches for his long lost daughter Ciri across a war-ravaged land, to save her from the mysterious Wild Hunt.
Travelling across a breathtaking, massive open-world, the third-person gripping adventure combines an epic story with engaging combat and dark fantasy.
It garnered much praise for its brilliant writing, gameplay, exciting combat in a realistic fantasy land filled with monsters, all of which are less dangerous than man.
Selling over 50 million copies and winning over 250 game of the year awards, Witcher 3 is regarded as one of the best releases of this generation.
The next-gen upgrade will take full advantage of the new systems’ impressive hardware and graphical features like ray tracing and reduced loading times.
The game is already noted for is fantastic graphic fidelity and impressive character animations despite its age, and would be a welcome addition to both Xbox and PlayStation new consoles libraries.
This new edition will be available as a standalone purchase on PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, but it will also be available as a free update for current owners of the game on PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
The package will also include the two expansions, Heart of Stone and The Blood and Wine and well as all other extra content. However, a specific date for the upgrade has not yet been announced.
A scaled-down version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2019 and was met with praise and amazement for a porting such a large, complex game over to the hybrid handheld and still retaining the impressive graphics and gameplay despite the less powerful console.