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CD Projekt RED reveals The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free Next-Gen Update features – Effinate Games

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CD Projekt RED recently went live to discuss all the upcoming features that will be included in the The next generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Senior Community Manager Amelia Koat led the live stream and was joined by Community Manager Alicja Kozera, Acting Narrative Director Philipp Weber and Engineering Director Charles Tremblay. You can watch the recordings of REDstreams | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Next-Gen Update Walkthrough on official CD Projekt RED Twitch channel.

The next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be completely free for those who already own the game on PC and consoles. As with the previous update, the developers intend to bring the best possible gaming experience to players with the next-gen update. The following is a summary of the upcoming features in the next generation update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt:

  • Ray Traced Global Illumination on PC, Xbox Series and PS5
  • Higher quality textures, foliage and visual improvements in all areas
  • Photo mode
  • Performance and quality modes on PS5 and Xbox Series
  • Gameplay and combat improvements
  • Cutscenes can now be paused
  • New subtitles

As revealed in the live stream, the majority of the next additions will focus on improving the game’s visual aspects, allowing players to explore the open world with a realistic level of immersion. Furthermore, players will be able to adjust the quality of the game to the level that is optimal for their consoles, as an option for both a 60 FPS performance mode and one 30 FPS performance mode will be made available.

The new Photo mode, which will showcase The Witcher 3’s stunning visuals, integrates all of the newly added customization options. Within the photo mode, there will be a number of adjustments that can be applied to produce stunning images. The more realistic atmosphere will be emphasized even more thanks to the revised foliage, improved textures and level of detail. The review for the next-gen update also revealed that cutscenes can now be paused and that new subtitles will be added to reach a wider audience.

The free next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC on 14 December 2022!

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