The Witcher 3: CD Projekt Pink Shares All the pieces New In Subsequent-Gen Model

CD Projekt Pink has lastly shared gameplay footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence variations, additionally revealing each improve coming to the next-gen model of the 2015 RPG.

Revealed throughout a CD Projekt Pink Twitch livestream, a handful of builders outlined the upgraded visuals, model new quests, cross-progression, and extra that is coming to The Witcher 3 when the replace is launched on December 14.

CD Projekt Pink confirmed that graphics settings will probably be added to console, letting gamers select between 30 frames per second with ray tracing or 60 frames per second with out. This will probably be obtainable on all next-gen consoles together with Xbox Sequence S.

The DLC primarily based on The Witcher Netflix collection has additionally been expanded into its personal quest, which rewards the participant with the beforehand introduced armour primarily based on Henry Cavill’s model of Geralt. Another outfit has additionally been added for Dandelion, making him appear to be the Netflix collection’ Jaskier.

CD Projekt Pink has additionally introduced that cross-progression is coming to The Witcher 3 next-gen model, which means gamers will be capable to share their save between PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence, and PC.

Haptic suggestions has additionally been added to the PS5 model of the sport, vibrating the controller in several methods when gamers conflict swords with enemies or solid magic indicators.

Talking of, high quality of life enhancements have additionally been made relating to magic wielding. The left bumper activation to modify between totally different indicators can now be modified, so when gamers maintain the button down the face buttons change to signify each. Although barely extra superior, this addition is meant to let gamers stay immersed in fight with out having to enter a menu.

Different high quality of life enhancements embody modifications to the map, as a brand new filter setting cleans up all of the pesky query marks that fill every of The Witcher 3’s worlds. That is additionally meant so as to add extra immersion to the sport as gamers can encounter totally different occasions extra naturally as a substitute of treating them as a guidelines.

The mini-map has been made extra dynamic in addition to it and on-screen aims will now disappear as gamers discover the world on horseback or combat in fight. It may be introduced up once more with a single button press, nonetheless, retaining Geralt from getting misplaced as he explores The Continent.

Some minor accessibility options have been added too, together with the power to vary the left-stick to auto dash (as a substitute of it being a face button immediate) and extra subtitle settings.

CD Projekt Pink has additionally addressed quite a few quest bugs and efficiency points alongside enhancing numerous fashions of foliage and different background options.

For PC, the next-gen replace provides ray tracing alongside extra in depth customisation choices and a brand new picture mode. A brand new digital camera angle can also be being added for extra dramatic and cinematic gameplay. The non-obligatory digital camera sits just a little nearer to Geralt and off to at least one aspect, considerably akin to The Witcher 3’s unique reveal trailer.

The following-gen replace was initially anticipated to be launched final yr earlier than being delayed twice, with third occasion studio Saber Interactive initially growing the brand new model. CD Projekt Pink took over itself in April 2022, although continued that the sport was “not in improvement hell”.

A This autumn date was set again in Might however many have been nonetheless anxious given the 2 earlier delays, to not point out the upcoming finish of the yr, however CD Projekt Pink will seemingly meet its goal having introduced the December date earlier in November.

In our 9/10 evaluate of the unique launch, IGN mentioned: “Large in measurement, and meticulously detailed, The Witcher 3 ends Geralt’s story on a excessive be aware,” and it additionally gained our Sport of the 12 months.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and performing UK information editor. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.

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