The enhanced and next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to be released later in 2021, the second half of it to be precise.
The next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced back in September 2020, in the middle of all the next-gen mania. We knew that the legendary RPG of CD Projekt Red would be released again with an enhanced version for Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5. The update would be free for anyone who had the game for Xbox One or PlayStation 4, or even PC. We have not heard from the next-gen version of The Witcher 3 since then, probably due to CD Projekt’s hands being full working for Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt Red has revealed that the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released in the second half of 2021. That version will enhance the game both for the new consoles and for PC, on which the game’s owners will get the next-gen version as a free update. The next-gen version will not only feature enhancements in visuals, but it will also make the game a technically better one.
“The next-generation edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release as a standalone purchase for PC, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5, as well as a free update for everyone who already owns the game on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4,” said CD Projekt Red back when they announced the next version of the game.
The Witcher 3 is coming to the next generation!
— The Witcher (@witchergame) September 4, 2020
The news comes after the release of the 1.2 patches for Cyberpunk 2077, which made the terribly-released game a lot better. The image of Cyberpunk 2077 is still the same though, an overhyped game with a terrible release especially for last-gen consoles and low-tier PCs. Even though CD Projekt Red is working hard to fix the game and bring us their best, it seems unlikely that Cyberpunk 2077 will be remembered as a good game after this point, no matter how good it gets.