CD Projekt RED has revealed the details of a boxed release for the recently updated version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Now known as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition, the upgraded version of the game for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 will be getting a physical edition for those who prefer their games in hard copy to pick up pretty soon.
According to CD Projekt RED, the boxed release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 will be arriving on store shelves in North America, Europe and selected territories across the world starting from next Thursday, January 26. After this, the physical versions of the game are expected to roll out in other countries in the weeks that follow.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition was finally released back in December, after something of a prolonged period of development. The upgrade was released as a free update for all players who already owned The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on its original Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms, as well as being made available to buy as a standalone version for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC.
Those opting to purchase the upgraded version of the game for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 will see a number of enhancements tot the action specifically designed to take advantage of the capabilities of current-generation hardware. These include performance and ray tracing modes, support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution and speedier loading times. On PlayStation 5, the game also enhances the sense of immersion by implementing the advanced haptics and adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller.
The new version of the game added some engaging new features to the beloved title, such as new camera options, a quick casting mode for Signs, a long sought-after Photo Mode, cross-platform progression, plus overall map and UI changes for an improved experience. In addition, the upgrade also included a number of community-created mods integrated into the game, plus new quests and items inspired by the Netflix TV adaptation of The Witcher.
CD Projekt RED is currently hard at work on even more games within The Witcher IP, including a remake of the original game of The Witcher and the highly-anticipated new Witcher saga, known only as The Witcher 4 as things stand. This game will form part of a new trilogy of Witcher titles, although it may be some time before we see them come to fruition. Still, there’s plenty of time to revisit Geralt of Rivia’s adventures in the updated version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on current-generation consoles before then.