CD Projekt Red shows off The Witcher 3’s ‘next-gen update’ ahead of launch

CD Projekt Red finally has shared a gameplay trailer for it The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s forthcoming “next-gen” update, and it’s largely what you’d hope for. The overhauled action role-playing game looks better with more detailed character models (with 4K textures), ray-traced lighting effects, and other cosmetic upgrades. Geralt looks grayer than ever as even the water reflects are prettier. Unsurprisingly, the revamped game would look at least slightly better than the 2015 original, and it’s not necessarily a night and day difference. Still, the changes are welcome if you thought the title was showing its age.

The update also brings gameplay tweaks, cloud saves, and new content inspired by Netflix The witcher series. You can play at 60 frames per second, and a photo mode helps you take snapshots of the game’s bleak but beautiful landscapes.

The next-gen (real, current-gen) update will be available on December 14 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. It’s not a full-fledged sequel or even a remake, but it might be worth trying if you’re new to The Witcher games or just haven’t touched it yet The witcher 3 in years. Think of it as the start of CDPR’s resurgence of the franchise.

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