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During a live-streamed event held on Friday, developer CD Projekt Red reiterated that the PlayStation 5, PC and Xbox Series X|S version of Wild Hunt is still planned for release this year, and will be available as a free upgrade for owners of the last-gen version.
The Netflix DLC items, however, will not be exclusive to the PS5, PC and Xbox Series X|S update and will also be available to PS4, Xbox One and Switch players.
CD Projekt also shared updated cover art for the next-gen console update, which you can see below, along with a new teaser trailer for The Witcher Season 2.
The next-gen edition of The Witcher 3 will be released as a standalone purchase for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, and as a free update for players who already own the game on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S port is being developed externally by Saber Interactive, the studio behind The Witcher 3’s Nintendo Switch port, which was acquired by THQ Nordic parent Embracer earlier this year.
Speaking about the “next-gen” PC version in September 2020, CD Projekt’s VP of business development Michał Nowakowski told investors it would include improved visual quality and additional features.
“There will be a patch adding visual quality and a few extra features and of course we’re not going to charge people for a patch – it’s something they’re going to download and it will upgrade their game; upgrade their experience – but we’re not going to ask them for extra money,” he said.
“If you have your game on PC, you’ll just download an update – and the game will continue to cost what it currently does on the PC market. We consider it an upgrade of the currently existing game.”