The next-gen update for The Witcher 3 is almost here, and if you’re curious how it compares to the original in terms of visuals, read ahead.
In a recent post on its official site, developer CD Projekt shared an early look at the next-gen update for The Witcher 3 via screenshot. Subsequently, Twitter user ConsumeProgeny was able to take a screenshot of the same location from the original for the sake of comparison.
The Witcher 3 Next-Gen vs Original Comparison
The screenshot comparison between the next-gen update and the original version of The Witcher 3 can be seen below.
According to CD Projekt, the upcoming release of the next-gen version of The Witcher 3 will feature dozens of visual, performance, and technical enhancements over the original. This was made possible thanks to the power of next-gen consoles and modern PC hardware. The enhancements include ray tracing support, faster loading times on consoles, a variety of mods integrated into the experience, as well as many other improvements.
The update will also bring fresh content inspired by The Witcher series from Netflix. The developer hasn’t delved into detail regarding whether this means there will be brand new quests or if the additions are purely cosmetic. CD Projekt will provide details in this regard in a dedicated REDstreams event on Twitch next week, where the studio will also present gameplay from the next-gen version of the game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, which includes all currently available free DLC as well as both major expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, will be available for purchase digitally on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC . All PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners who own any version of the game will also have access to a free next-gen update. Following the initial digital release, a physical edition will be made available, with a specific date to be announced at a later time.