The next-gen update for The Witcher 3 is almost here, and if you’re curious how it compares to the original in terms of visuals, read ahead.
In a recent post on its official website, developer CD Projekt has shared a first look at the next-gen update for The Witcher 3 via a screenshot. Subsequently, the Twitter user ConsumeDescent was able to take a screenshot of the same location from the original for comparison.
Comparison The Witcher 3 Next-Gen vs Original
The screenshot comparison between the next-gen update and the original version of The Witcher 3 can be seen below.
According to CD Projekt, the upcoming next-gen version of The Witcher 3 will feature dozens of visual, performance, and technical improvements over the original. This was made possible by the power of next-gen consoles and modern hardware. Improvements include ray tracing support, faster loading times on consoles, a variety of in-experience mods, and many other improvements.
The update will also bring new content inspired by The Witcher series from Netflix. The developer didn’t dig into the details on whether this means there will be brand new quests or if the additions are purely cosmetic. CD Projekt will provide details in this regard in a dedicated REDstreams event on Twitch next week, where the studio will also showcase gameplay for the next-gen version of the game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, which includes all currently available free DLC plus the two major expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, will be available for purchase digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and pc. All PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners who own any version of the game will also have access to a free next-gen update. After the initial digital release, a physical edition will be available, with a specific date to be announced later.