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The Witcher 3 Next-gen Update for PS5, Xbox Series X/S Comes With Netflix Series Content

The Witcher 3 Next-gen Update for PS5, Xbox Series X/S  Comes With Netflix Series Content.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive Netflix-inspired DLC that will include items from The Witcher TV series for Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to receive a major Next-gen update for Xbox Series X/S and PS5 later this year. However, a new feature revealed at WitcherCon indicates that the game's next update will include new goods inspired by the Netflix TV series The Witcher. Although developer CD Projekt Red hasn't revealed all of the details, it has teased what fans might find in the game. Fans were expecting news about a possible update to The Witcher 3 as well as information about the Netflix series' second season, which had been postponed owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Witcher's first season premiered in December 2019. However, work on the second season was repeatedly halted owing to coronavirus-related safety concerns. During WitcherCon, which was streamed live on Netflix and CD Projekt RED's Twitch accounts at the same time, it was formally confirmed that Season 2 will be released on Netflix on December 17, 2021. In addition, on August 23, Netflix will release The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated film starring Geralt's mentor Vesemir.

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The updated edition of The Witcher 3 is still planned for later this year, but CDPR is keeping silent on what this new version will look like and what additional new content it will include. Given how beloved the original game is and how it has sold tens of millions of copies without losing much traction-thanks, in part, to the show-CDPR will likely add more than just graphical polish to the new edition. Items from the Netflix series, for example, have long been rumored about (along with skins).

CDPR collaborated with Netflix to bring free DLC inspired by the show to The Witcher 3's remaster, according to the first-ever WitcherCon. Fans can expect armor inspired by the gear Henry Cavill's Geralt wears in the show, for example, but it seems doubtful that a full skin resembling Cavill himself will make it into the game. There wasn't much else said, but more information will be released in the following months.

The CD Projekt RED team publicly announced a next-generation update for Wild Hunt, which will be published later this year, during a heated quiz game between the Netflix series' showrunners and The Witcher 3 creators Philipp Weber and Bazej Augustyniak. They also announced that this upgrade will include things inspired by the Netflix series, such as the armor used by Henry Cavill's rendition of series protagonist Geralt of Rivia. Only the armor was discussed during the life, but no specific components were confirmed.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition will be optimized for greater performance on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. Ray tracing and faster loading times are planned for both the basic game and its two expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.

The updated Complete Edition, which includes both Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, will be available as a standalone purchase for PC and next-generation platforms. It will also be available as a free update for users who currently own Wild Hunt on PC or current-generation consoles. Information on how to redeem this upgrade will be released at a later date. Whether or not a new Witcher game is in the works, no announcement was made during WitcherCon.

Very little is known about the next version of the game, but it appears that The Witcher 3 update will leverage PC fan hacks to help significantly improve the game's graphics and more on the current consoles. CD Projekt Red is investing a lot of thought into what is widely regarded as its magnum effort. Although Cyberpunk 2077 was a bit of a flop for the developer, a well-executed re-release of this classic could be just what the doctor ordered to win back some lost fans.

Other announcements made during WitcherCon included the release of the previously announced mobile game tie-in The Witcher: Monster Slayer, in which players would design their own original Witcher character and battle classic series creatures such as lessen, trolls, and striga. The game, which will employ alternate reality technology similar to Pokemon GO and other location-based mobile games, is set to be released on July 21 for both Android and iOS smartphones. Pre-registration is now available through the Google Play Store. Figurines based on the Witcher Netflix series, as well as others depicting Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer in medieval Japanese attire, were also announced.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S expected out in 2021.

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