A few months ago, back in the month of July, CD Project RED announced that, in addition to working on the resurrection of Cyberpunk 2077, it was also going to launch a next gen version of The Witcher 3 that would take advantage of the advantages and possibilities they offer PS5 y Xbox Series X/S. Well, it seems that such an update is just around the corner. Today, October 19, a version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for both consoles has been registered by PEGI, the European age rating system, who usually performs this action shortly before each launch.
What improvements would The Witcher 3 next gen bring?
This new version is being made by Saber Interactive, a collaborator already endorsed for their work with el port de The Witcher 3 para Nintendo Switch, of surprising result, and could offer significant improvements at the level of resolution and framerate, for example. Maybe we talk about 4K (perhaps not natives) and of 60fps locked (120 images per second seems unlikely). It would not be strange either an upgrade in relation to the drawing distance and the amount of vegetation, thus bringing the console version closer to the PC version. Or improvements in fast travel and loading times Take advantage of the new PS5 and Xbox Series X / S SSDs. In any case, these are guesses that we will clear once we have it between us. The only certainty is that the presence of Saber guarantees more than a couple of filters and a higher resolution of laps, and that will be free for all owners of a copy of the game on PS4 or Xbox One.
¿Cuándo sale The Witcher 3 next gen?
PEGI’s registration of this version for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S virtually guarantees that CD Projekt RED will keep its word and release the update. before the end of 2021. Now it remains to be seen if it occurs during the next few weeks or if the company prefers to wait for the premiere of the second season of The Witcher in Netflix, scheduled for next December 17. It would make sense, since the developer announced that in addition to the graphical improvements, she intended to include some Free DLC related to the series. A series that, let us remember, is already preparing a third season and will soon be accompanied by an animated film, a short and a prequel, as announced on the recent TUDUM Netflix. We will see what is finally the chosen date, although it is clear that there are Geralt and Ciri for a while.