The Witcher 3: CD Projekt Crimson Shares All the things New in Subsequent-Gen Version

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

Revealing throughout a CD Projekt Crimson Twitch livestream, a handful of builders have outlined upgraded visuals, model new missions, cross-progress, and extra coming to The Witcher 3 when the replace releases on December 14.

CD Projekt Crimson has confirmed that graphics settings might be added to the console, permitting players to decide on between 30 frames per second with ray tracing or 60 frames per second with out it. This might be accessible on all next-gen consoles, together with the Xbox Sequence S.

Primarily based on The Witcher Netflix collection, the DLC has additionally been expanded to its personal quest that rewards the participant with the beforehand introduced armor based mostly on Henry Cavill’s model of Geralt. An alternate outfit was additionally added for Dandelion to make him appear to be Jaskier from the Netflix collection.

A number of high quality of life enhancements

CD Projekt Crimson additionally introduced that cross-progression is coming to the next-gen model of The Witcher 3, that means gamers will have the ability to share their saves between PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence and PC.

Haptic suggestions has been added to the PS5 model of the sport, which makes the controller vibrate in several methods when gamers conflict swords with enemies or forged magic indicators.

Talking of, high quality of life enhancements have additionally been made relating to the usage of spells. Left bumper activation can now be toggled to change between completely different marks in order that when gamers maintain down the button, the face buttons change to characterize every. Whereas barely extra superior, this addition goals to permit gamers to stay immersed in fight with out having to enter a menu.

Different quality-of-life enhancements embrace map adjustments, as a brand new filter setting clears all of the pesky query marks that fill every of The Witcher 3’s worlds. This additionally goals so as to add extra immersion to the sport as gamers can encounter completely different occasions in a extra pure approach somewhat than coping with them as a guidelines.

The minimap has been made simply as dynamic, and on-screen targets will now disappear as gamers discover the world on horseback or combat in battle. Nonetheless, it may be unlocked once more with the push of a button to forestall Geralt from getting misplaced whereas exploring the Continent.

Some minor accessibility options have additionally been added, together with the power to routinely change the left stick with dash (somewhat than a face button immediate) and extra caption settings.

CD Projekt Crimson has addressed plenty of activity bugs and efficiency points in addition to enhancing varied leaf patterns and different background options.

The subsequent-gen replace for PC provides ray tracing, together with extra in depth customization choices and a brand new photograph mode. A brand new digicam angle can be added for a extra dramatic and cinematic gameplay. The on-demand digicam is a little bit nearer to Geralt, and on the one hand, it is considerably much like The Witcher 3’s unique teaser trailer.

Witcher 3 next-gen replace launch coming quickly

The subsequent-gen replace was initially anticipated to be launched final yr and delayed twice, with third-party studio Saber Interactive initially growing the brand new model. CD Projekt Crimson took over in April 2022, however insisted the sport was “not in improvement hell”.

The This fall date is about for Could, however many are nonetheless nervous concerning the earlier two delays, to not point out the upcoming finish of the yr, however CD Projekt Crimson seems to be set to hit its goal by asserting the December date in early November.

In our 9/10 assessment of the unique launch, IGN stated, “Outsized and meticulously detailed, The Witcher 3 ends Geralt’s story on a excessive notice,” and it additionally gained the Recreation of the 12 months award.

Ryan Dinsdale is a contract and appearing UK information editor at IGN. He’ll be speaking about The Witcher all day.

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