The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Update Includes Netflix Show DLC
Capitalizing on the already-immense popularity and success of the medium-spanning Witcher series, CD Projekt RED is preparing a new next-gen update for acclaimed fantasy RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Though few details are known about the specifics of the spruced-up re-release, it looks like fans can expect a crossover of sorts with the threequel confirmed to receive new DLC based on a certain Henry Cavill-led Netflix show.
As revealed during the recent WitcherCon proceedings, developer CDPR confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting its awaited next-gen update later this year for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. The event saw the unveiling of some all-new cover artwork for the Complete Edition release as well as the promise of multiple free DLCs “inspired” by Netflix’s The Witcher TV show, which is gearing up to debut an all-new season.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen update is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC this year! Here’s a sneak peek of our updated cover art.
Spoiler alert: we also prepared some free DLCs inspired by @witchernetflix 🤭
More info coming soon! pic.twitter.com/Hs7LwWzUAt
— The Witcher (@witchergame) July 9, 2021
The post concluded by teasing “more info coming soon,” suggesting the content might be a bit more involved than a short announcement can mention. While one can speculate, there’s no telling what these downloadable goodies could entail, but “free” is definitely a nice selling point in any and all situations. Also arriving at no charge (for current owners of the game), the next-gen version of The Witcher 3 collects all previously-released DLC and boasts “a range of visual and technical improvements,” including “ray tracing and faster loading times.”
Of course, the CDPR trilogy wasn’t the only presence at WitcherCon as fans also celebrated the fantastic exploits of Geralt of Rivia across the books, games, and live-action. This past week notably saw new casting announcements for the upcoming Blood Origin prequel series and the main ceremony also debuted a release date as well as some long-awaited footage for Season 2 of Henry Cavill’s take on the titular Witcher.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility.
What do you think? Are you excited about the new next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, or are you just curious about what this Netflix DLC is all about? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more next-gen headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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