CD Projekt Purple has lastly shared gameplay footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection variations, additionally revealing each improve coming to the next-gen model of the 2015 RPG.
Revealed throughout a CD Projekt Purple Twitch livestream, a handful of builders outlined the upgraded visuals, model new quests, cross-progression, and extra that is coming to The Witcher 3 when the replace is launched on December 14.
CD Projekt Purple confirmed that graphics settings shall be added to console, letting gamers select between 30 frames per second with ray tracing or 60 frames per second with out. This shall be accessible on all next-gen consoles together with Xbox Collection S.
The DLC based mostly on The Witcher Netflix collection has additionally been expanded into its personal quest, which rewards the participant with the beforehand introduced armour based mostly on Henry Cavill’s model of Geralt. Another outfit has additionally been added for Dandelion, making him appear to be the Netflix collection’ Jaskier.
CD Projekt Purple has additionally introduced that cross-progression is coming to The Witcher 3 next-gen model, that means gamers will be capable to share their save between PlayStation 5, Xbox Collection, and PC.
Haptic suggestions has additionally been added to the PS5 model of the sport, vibrating the controller in several methods when gamers conflict swords with enemies or forged magic indicators.
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Talking of, high quality of life enhancements have additionally been made relating to indicators. The left bumper activation to modify between completely different indicators can now be modified, so when gamers maintain the button down the face buttons change to symbolize every signal. Although barely extra superior, this addition is meant to let gamers stay immersed in fight with out having to enter a menu.
Different high quality of life enhancements embrace modifications to the map, as a brand new filter setting cleans up all of the pesky query marks that fill every of The Witcher 3’s worlds. That is additionally meant so as to add extra immersion to the sport as gamers can encounter completely different occasions extra naturally as an alternative of treating them as a guidelines.
The mini-map has been made extra dynamic in addition to it and on-screen goals will now disappear as gamers discover the world on horseback or battle in fight. It may be introduced up once more with a single button press, nonetheless, preserving Geralt from getting misplaced as he explores The Continent.
Some minor accessibility options have been added too, together with the flexibility to alter the left-stick to auto dash (as an alternative of it being a face button immediate) and extra subtitle settings.
CD Projekt Purple has additionally addressed a variety of quest bugs and efficiency points alongside bettering numerous fashions of foliage and different background options.
For PC, the next-gen replace provides ray tracing alongside extra in depth customisation choices and a brand new picture mode. A brand new digital camera angle can be being added for extra dramatic and cinematic gameplay. The choice digital camera sits a bit of nearer to Geralt and off to at least one aspect, considerably akin to The Witcher 3’s unique reveal trailer.
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The following-gen replace was initially anticipated to be launched final yr earlier than being delayed twice, with third get together studio Saber Interactive initially growing the brand new model. CD Projekt Purple took over itself in April 2022, although persevered that the sport was “not in growth hell”.
A This fall date was set again in Might however many have been nonetheless apprehensive given the 2 earlier delays, to not point out the upcoming finish of the yr, however CD Projekt Purple will seemingly meet its goal having introduced the December date earlier in November.
In our 9/10 evaluation of the unique launch, IGN mentioned: “Huge in dimension, and meticulously detailed, The Witcher 3 ends Geralt’s story on a excessive be aware,” and it additionally gained our Sport of the Yr.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and performing UK information editor. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.