A statement was provided from CD Projekt Red clearing up some of the reports going around. We have since adjusted the article to include accurate information.
For years The Witcher franchise has been cherished by gamers. The latest installment, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, continues to get recommended to players to this very day. Years now, since its release, players are still enjoying their time portraying Geralt and heading into some incredible adventures. Despite this game still being heavily enjoyed, CD Projekt Red went back and offered players a massive update. Known as the next-gen update, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now has several enhancements that make it a must-play either for the first time or all over again on modern platforms.
Today, we’re finding out that there is a physical edition of the game hitting the marketplace. This comes from Insider Gaming, a reliable publication that offers several insights into the game industry prior to their official announcements. One of the newest catches from this publication is that a retailer accidentally revealed that The Witcher 3 would have a next-gen update physical release within the month. More specifically, the release of the physical form of The Witcher 3 next-gen is supposedly slated to hit the marketplace on January 26, 2023. Additionally, it’s apparently packing more than just the base game.
Players can expect the game disc to include all official DLCs and upgrades released during the last seven years by CD Projekt Red. So you’re not only getting the base game and next-gen updates but also Hearts of Stone along with Blood and Wine expansions. Those who have yet to experience the next-generation update for this game might find some incentives to pick up a physical copy. If you haven’t been keeping tabs on the update, there was a wide assortment of tweaks and additions brought to The Witcher 3.
For instance, not only has there been a bump up in visual quality, but the developers brought over several popular mods. There were even some tweaks made to the controls of the game, making it a bit easier to pull off specific moves. To take in the new visual upgrades made to The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red also threw in a photo mode, so now you can snap some in-game shots of the different landscapes or character poses.
As of right now, The Witcher 3 will receive a new physical edition release later this month. When the new physical edition does release into the marketplace you’ll be able to find it for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.