The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Next-gen Edition Coming to Retail

CD Projekt RED released a chunky next-gen update for their award-winning RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt last month. The update introduced some improved graphical settings, upscaled the game’s textures, integrated a number of community mods, and threw in a few bits of fresh content for good measure. But perhaps more importantly, it brought the game to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

And if you’re someone who likes the idea of owning a piece of physical media, you’ll be pleased to learn that starting January 26th, 2023, you’ll be able to purchase a next-gen copy of the game in select retail stores.

Here’s a press release with some additional details:

CD PROJEKT RED announces that the box release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be arriving on store shelves in North America, Europe and select territories across the world starting January 26th, 2023.

Released on December 14th, 2022 as a free next-gen update for owners of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game, alongside a standalone next-gen digital purchase, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition takes advantage of the extra power of modern gaming hardware to offer numerous visual and technical enhancements over the original.

For PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which are now receiving a physical release of the game, these include Performance and Ray Tracing modes, support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, faster loading times, and more. On PlayStation 5 the game also utilizes the advanced haptics and adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller, allowing players to further immerse themselves in the experience.

Furthermore, the next-gen version introduces items and a quest inspired by the The Witcher Netflix show, as well as quality of life additions: new camera options, quick Sign casting, Photo Mode, cross-platform progression, map and UI tweaks, a selection of community-created mods integrated into the experience — among many others. The Complete Edition also comes with all previously released content for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — the award-winning Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine expansions, as well as 16 pieces of extra content.

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