The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open world action RPG developed by Polish studio CD Projekt RED.
It serves as the final game in its story arc of The Witcher trilogy, and the final time that Geralt of Rivia appears as the series’ protagonist.
CD Projekt RED confirms it will kick off boxed sales of the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of its open world action RPG next week.
CD Projekt RED confirmed the release window to Insider Gaming, with the price to be determined by each territory's retailers.
A bug that caused toxicity to remain at max has also been addressed. Steam Deck users can also expect performance improvements.
CD Projekt RED is committed to "further improving" the experience on all platforms. Origin users can also now download Update 4.0.
Over seven years on from its original launch, CD Projekt RED's open world masterpiece is still a stunning game.
Some users have complained of stuttering on PC following the release of the Next-Gen Update, with DLSS seemingly ineffective.
The update adds 4K and 60 FPS options, a new camera angle, Quick Cast for Signs, mods, content based on Netflix's The Witcher, and more.
Here are details on some of the changes coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as the game makes the leap on to current gaming consoles.
Available for PlayStation, Xbox and PC on December 14th, the quest takes players to a familiar location in White Orchard.
CDPR has hidden "lots of new secrets and lots of new little details that we want people to find," narrative director Philip Webber says.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is finally getting its big upgrade for Xbox Series X/S and PS5. Here's everything you need to know before jumping in.
Improved vegetation and screen-space reflections, along with better ambient occlusion, are highlighted in a video by ElAnalistaDeBits.
Accessibility features like HUD scaling and subtitle size, filter settings for the map, and a new way to activate Signs are also confirmed.
Along with 4K/30 FPS with ray-traced global illumination, the next-gen update adds FSR 2.0, DualSense support, and various improvements.
With the next-gen update going live on December 14th, CD Projekt will detail its content tomorrow on Twitch at 9 AM PST.
DLC based on the Netflix series is also included, and features new weapons, armor, and alternative looks for "select characters."
CD Projekt RED has finally dated the current-gen upgrade for its open world RPG, and said that more details will be arriving next week.
The open world action RPG's PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions are expected to launch in Q4 of this year.
After a tough couple of years, what must the Polish company do to win back the trust of the masses?
CD Projekt RED confirms that The Witcher 3's current-gen update is still on track for its previously-announced Q4 2022 launch.
Following delays and shifting development in-house, CD Projekt RED has confirmed a new release window for the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 versions.
"Nobody's saying the game is delayed [with] some monumental time gap ahead of us," says CD Projekt's senior vice president of business development Michał Nowakowski.
CD Projekt announces The Witcher 3 has sold over 40 million units worldwide, with the series having collectively sold over 65 million.
"We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice," CDPR says.
A new easter egg in The Witcher 3 that requires players to wait in-game for seven whole years has been unearthed by a YouTuber.
CD Projekt president Adam Kiciński says the Polish studio is gearing up to begin AAA development on projects in both IPs next year.
Cyberpunk 2077 will now come to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in Q1 of 2022, while The Witcher 3 will arrive in Q2 of 2022.
The current-gen versions could be launching soon. They offer faster loading times, ray tracing and other "visual and technical" improvements.
CD Projekt RED confirms that The Witcher 3's recently announced DLC will be coming to its PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch versions as well.
While there are no details on what the DLC is, it seems it will tip its hat to the Netflix adaptation in some form.
Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown and Slay the Spire will also be available on the service until July 5th and December 6th, respectively.
The creator of The Witcher 3 HD Reworked mod says it's "very likely" his work "will be included in the official next generation update."
An internal investigation found him not guilty.
The port will be handled by Saber Interactive.
Doug Cockle says he hasn't had "any involvement" with the RPG "thus far."
The game on the hybrid system seems to have been a big success.
No more staring at a loading screen for a minute upon fast traveling.
Releases of GWENT and Thronebreaker also helped.
Ray tracing and faster loading times have been confirmed.
You can also get a giftable code if you already own it via GOG.
The series has been enjoying strong and steady sales.
Hopefully, they can remedy that in a sequel.
The PC version was the highest selling version.
They called it the Switcher. Seriously.
The company has tied up with NGO The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
The Polish company's market valuation has risen to over $8 billion.
CD Projekt RED will now get 80% of any subsequent sales on the platform.
Well, that's just odd, isn't it?
The long-awaited patch brings performance optimizations and bug fixes.
The patch is live in select regions.
The Netflix series also contributed to the game's resurgent sales.
Even one of the greatest games of all time isn't pitch-perfect.
Here's what the upcoming behemoth can learn from these 2 fellow RPGs.
The Witcher 3 port devs Saber Interactive might have something interesting planned for the game's next patch.
This show just keeps paying off.
The handheld version of the game will get more updates in the future.
That whole Netflix thing is paying off.
Plenty of coins being tossed.
The RPG's concurrent player count is nearly higher than it was at launch.
The RPG sees the most concurrent players since 2016.
The Polish studio has extended its agreement with The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski.
Producer Richard Borzymowski speaks about the upcoming RPG's new engine.
A wild hunt of metal and mechs.
A host of titles are coming for the subscription service.
That's a big one... but also kinda old.
A conversation with the people behind the impossible port.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Rig Fit Adventure debut in the top 10.
Take on the Wild Hunt while laying in your bed.
Writing for games is a much different beast than other mediums.
It shouldn't work, but it does.
Game is looking reasonable in new video.
Geralt of Rivia pops up on Nintendo's console- here's what you need to know about his unexpected arrival.
The 2015 title sold more in the first half of 2019 than in the previous year's first half.
The game may not be as big as their previous title, but there's plenty to do.
It doesn't look pretty, but it's there.
Examinning the key elements that defined CDPR's open world masterpiece.
Geralt of Rivia slaying monsters on the go.
Could CD Projekt RED's open world RPG be close to launch on the Switch?
"We’re not really cutting anything," says CD Projekt RED spokesperson and UI coordinator Alvin Liu.
Could September be getting even more crowded?
CDPR says the most challenging thing isn't what you'd expect.
Get a look at what Witcher on the go will look like.
That 32 GB cart is all you'll need if you go physical.
One of the heaviest Switch games to date.
How is the Switch even running Witcher 3? Oh, that's how.
Geralt of Rivia rescues Ciri on the go.
This could actually be happening.
Could the fantasy epic be coming to the Switch?
PC players can take control of Geralt and hunt a Leshen in the New World on May 9th.
Due to focus on the FPS/RPG, CD Projekt RED does "not want to comment on further projects.".
Maybe it will be a port of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.
Fight a Leshen and earn Geralt's gear in this new free update.
It seems like this game has been in development for a fair bit of time either way now.
PC players will receive the quest at a later date.
Geralt of Rivia from the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to Astora.
Quality is global, he feels, and it is not a stance I can disagree with.
How much can - and should - a massive open world immerse the player?
CD Projekt confirms that at this stage, Cyberpunk has a lot more audience engagement.
"The demands expressed in the notice are groundless," says CD Projekt RED.
CD Projekt RED CEO also briefly discusses a second project currently in development.
Doug Cockle, the one who voices Geralt of Rivia, says that he would like to see The Witcher 4 explore Ciri's adventures.
Cyberpunk 2077, as told by Ciri.
At last, and nothing broke this time either!
PS4 Witchers might be in luck...
Draw distances for foliage and shadows have been affected in some areas.
Just fix it already, please...
Players have reported an issue after the latest patch where objects pop in front of the player.
Minor visual improvements, stability improvements and more included with patch.
We look back at the things that make The Witcher 3 the modern classic that it is.
Don’t worry, it’s still on the way.
The Butcher of Blaviken joins the battle against the likes of Mitsurugi and Nightmare.
"It’s time for Cyberpunk 2077."
It seems like they have high ambitions and aspirations for this game.
Head to head comparison between the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X versions of The Witcher 3.
Xbox One X patch also adds ambient occlusion, texture filtering and higher resolution textures.
This means the update will probably drop before the year is over.
It sounds like things really are chaotic at the studio...
TL;DR it sucks less now.
What an interesting quirk of the Xbox One X's extra power.
Let's hope it's every bit as great as Wild Hunt was, though.
Xbox One X adopters are in for a visual treat.
CDPR will fix the issue as soon as possible.
Our in-depth analysis of The Witcher 3 on the PS4 PRO.
Enhances graphics and framerate.
He also discusses a possible role in CyberPunk.
The game will also reportedly feature a destructible environment and a seasonal system that will allow for the creation of massive maps.
The Xbox One X patch will be out by the end of this year, on the other hand.
"More info is coming" as per CD Projekt RED.
Geraldo in 4K? Pinch me!
Can a trilogy really have a fourth part?
Here's hoping they top themselves!
Check out a new screenshot inside.
CDPR's Marcin Blacha discusses the studio's story-telling approach.
November 29th meeting for more preventative measures.
End of an era.
If true, this is not good news.
The author of The Witcher books isn't happy with what the success of the game has meant for his work.
Studio focused on Gwent and Cyberpunk 2077.
Another Game of the Year candidate incoming (whenever it ends up releasing)?
Truly, the game of the generation.
Also, Vimme Vivaldi gets a "fresh new look".
$35 million in profit reported.
Celebrating the REAL Game of the Year 2015.
Most sales for Witcher come are from the PC market.
Patched to perfection.
A complete guide for The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC.
Geralt says goodbye in the best way possible.
Someone jumped the gun.
New update arrives prior to Blood & Wine.
A whole *lot* of changes.
The update will also get the game ready for Blood and Wine DLC.
The third person storytelling doesn't lend itself to VR.
'Good RPGs sell for years.'
That doesn't mean it's happening but time will tell in the future.
Spoiler warning, obviously.
At long last, a slightly less terrible UI!
CDPR will continue working on patches and fixes bugs.
90 new quests, 30 new weapons, new mutations and much more in store.
Listing pulled but May 30th release revealed.
Expected to arrive before E3 2016.
Promises that Cyberpunk 2077 will be more ambitious than The Witcher 3.
This may be a bit NSFW?
Plus, new information promised in May.
Blood and Wine's release date remains elusive- for now.
Vampire-ish things confirmed?
Polish gaming site claims "something is happening" in regards to the release.
Can Bethesda reclaim the crown they lost to CD Projekt RED?
Ori and the Blind Forest and Her Story also win big.
Currently, they are more excited by AR and HoloLens.
CEO, Marcin Iwinski on The Witcher 3 sales.
'It's a new story and deserves to have its music written from scratch.'
An already good looking game, is improved upon.
Other noteworthy nominees include Bloodborne, Splatoon and Fallout 4.
Guerrilla Games explains why Horizon Zero Dawn does not have multiplayer.
These screenshots look stunning.
'We have a long way ahead of us.'
'One word- AWESOME!'
Hearts of Stone is an excellent expansion worth every cent of its asking price, if not more.
A complete guide for The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone.
Learn more about the development of this expansion, and about CD Projekt RED in general.
A complete video walkthrough for The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone.
Take these rumors with a massive mound of salt.
March 2016 is when we'll learn the company's future plans.
Hearts of Stone will actually be available in NG and NG+
The industry rewards a great game, for a change.
It's available on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski does feel the universe is great for telling more stories though.
Another patch, 1.07 is coming hot on the heels of this one, though neither have a release date yet.
CD Projekt's Marcin Momot on upcoming patches for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Marcin Momot confirms that more patches are on the way along with mission bug fixes.
If only Witchers could hunt bugs and glitches.
A number of bug fixes are on the way.
The Witcher 3 gets GTA 5 first person-like treatment in new screenshot.
Even The Witcher 3 is not free from bugs.
A new patch is on the way for The Witcher 3.
Geralt's return makes for the best open world RPG in years.
It's nothing big, but it's greatly appreciated nonetheless.
'It doesn't have to be this way.'
The 'Hunter's Config' makes it much easier for people to tweak the graphics to their liking
Glitches are also being worked on, says CD Projekt's Marcin Momot.
A similar patch for the PS4 and Xbox One are expected "soon."
A few tech tips for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
A complete guide for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Community Lead & Website Coordinator at CDPR on photo mode and DualShock 4 support for the PC version.
Our initial impressions about the PS4 and Xbox One versions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The drivers will help make the game look as good as possible.
A crisp and clean, although short comparison of the two platforms.
An in-depth look at The Witcher 3's gameplay features,
Not surprisingly, not everyone's computer is cut out for the Witcher 3.
No, a downgrade did not happened, CD Projekt insists.
PC Gamers will be able to tweak the game's appearance in a ton of different ways.
CDPR says there will be a scene in Witcher 3 that will allow you to bring your choices from Witcher 2 into the game.
35 minutes of traveling, showcasing the Northern Realm in all its glory.
Check out footage from the PC version.
Take that, resolution wars!
More footage emerges from the PS4 version of The Witcher 3.
Your first extended look at the console footage of the Witcher 3.
CD Projekt developer assures that the game is looking gorgeous on PS4 and Xbox One.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to have graphics and effects that aim to be more realistic than ever thanks to NVIDIA.
More Witcher 3 goodness.
Also includes a short video of Geralt standing on top of one of the highest mountains in Skellige.
New screenshots show off some interaction between Geralt and NPCs, and beautiful vistas.
This game is absolutely massive in scale.
A fairly big game, time to start clearing out your storage.
Are you ready for an epic adventure?
Spoilers may follow, so tread lightly.
So you can't slash away at them wildly.
And it is not a bad thing.
"I think that if a game is good, players will know that regardless of anything. "
It's still just as awesome as you would expect it to be.
"The game won’t kill your PC if you have a lower end machine."
"It’s the adventure and thrill you get from playing the game that counts," says CD Projekt's Michał Krzemiński.
"When you have a vision to create an RPG that will leave a long lasting impression, you don’t think in terms of resolution or frame rate."
The changes are obvious, but opinions are divided.
The performance of the PS4 version is solid so far.
But no promises though.
They're lower than expected, but still rather hefty.
Anticipated RPG now releasing May 19th, 2015.
CD Projekt RED shows off Witcher 3 at The Game Awards.
Grzegorz Mocarski, Lead Game Programmer on what to expect from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Of these, Project CARS will be fully playable.
Essentially lots of horse questions.
Pirouette, dear Witcher! Dance as though no one is watching!
CD Projekt RED responds to reports that the game might not hit 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One.
CD Projekt's lead engine programmer Balazs Torok on the finer details of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
You can stop trying to sell me on this game, it's selling itself at this point.
CD Projekt aiming for the best possible experience across all platforms.
Plus, a response by CD Projekt RED to criticisms over this.
Solve the mystery of the Whispering Hillock.
An insider look into the development of Witcher 3.
It 'seems' that CD Projekt will be using the 10% GPU reserve for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Witcher 3's lead engine programmer Balazs Torok on DirectX 12's impact on PC and Xbox One's performance.
But they are taking advantage of it according to Lead Engine Programmer Balazs Torok.
The conclusion of the bridge to The Witcher 3.
And of course, this automatically applies to gaming PCs.
San Diego Comic Con is killing it this year.
Find out how many strands of fur a wolf really has in CD Projekt RED's RPG.
But PC version goes a step beyond with Ultra level of settings.
The combat was deliberately simplified, claims CDPR.
Along with a slew of other details.
Previously assumed to be pre-order bonuses.
'If you think you've seen it all, think again.'
All gamers to be treated equally, according to CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski.
Of course CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwiński differentiates between "good" and "bad" publishers.
Co-founder Marcin Iwinski says the extra time required was planned well.
Occlusion culling technique at its best.
CD Projekt RED says that any existing report is "just a rumour".
'This game will look better than anything we have created so far.'
CD Projekt RED to spend a few more months to achieve "the quality the gamers expect from us."
CD Projekt RED and Umbra Software team up to talk about next gen graphics technology.
CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski is a funny guy.
Also, Geralt being a boss.
However, it is significantly easier to develop for than the PS3.
No more Dark Souls-inspired difficulty, thankfully.
With a new year comes a new set of RPG games to cut your teeth on.
Namco Bandai publishing the final Witcher game in Europe.
CD Projekt RED continues to make this sh*t look good.
CD Projekt RED's franchise turns six years old.
Witcher 3 gets a publisher in Japan.
And a bit about next gen versions of the open world role playing game.
Peter Gelencser clarifies their stance on the DualShock 4's touchpad.
Brasil's annual industry trade show grows in prominence.
From indies to AAA franchises, PS4 and Xbox One will sure have a massive library of games.
Senior Level Designer at CD Projekt RED talks a bit about platform differences.
It's murder season, it seems.
If this doesn't hype you up, you have no soul.
Like a (witching) boss.
CD Projekt RED continues to grow.
Geralt's North American journey is officially on.
Director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz isn't so high on a mode that interrupts the narrative, even slightly.
Currently in talks with Microsoft for the same.
We interview Jonas Mattson, the environmental artist on the game.
CD Projekt RED, one of the fore-runners of the same, reveals its sequel won't have DRM.
"Best Game of E3" and "Best RPG of E3" included.
This will mark the developer's first cross-platform simultaneous release.
Executive producer John Mamais on implementing unique features versus the amount of time they'd take.
CD Projekt Red expresses disappointment.
New details on the final entry in the trilogy emerge.
Learn more about The Wild Hunt.
Use items and spells with voice commands.
Beauty and the flame.
Developers such as Ubisoft Montreal and Remedy also licensing tech for future projects.
We finally get to see the epic RPG in action this June.
Whale hunting though? Well...
Learn a bit more about the combat for CD Projekt RED's upcoming RPG.
CD Projekt RED's Pawel Sasko also shares some new details on the story.
CD Projekt RED also promises "something special" for E3 2013.
Quest designer Pawel Sasko gives us the low-down on the next-gen RPG.
More studios should follow their example.
Combat will be involved this time around - and so will the consequences of your actions.
Working on PS4 gives them comfort that players will enjoy Witcher 3.
CD Projekt RED aiming for the title of "Prettiest RPG of All Time".
Paweł Sasko talks about Sony's next generation console: The PS4.
Different changes to combat and and more detailed.
Representative Blair Brown lays the smackdown on the official forums.
The world of Wild Hunt comes alive.
It's nice to be epic but what about the shorter, more focused experiences?
CD Projekt Red are bros.
CD Projekt RED delivers.
Will be released on the Xbox 720 as well.
The game's story will be 50 hours long.
Everything you want to know about the game.
"You can expect some information later on."
The PC may not be the lead platform.
CD Projekt talks about the game's combat system.
Will most likely look even better than Crysis 3.
And holy moley is it gorgeous.
Geralt can also jump and climb.
The game will be released in 2014.
They are hoping to learn the lessons from others' mistakes.
Quality is there.
Check out some amazing wallpapers for Witcher 3 in 1080P.
Massive open world.
All in time for the 3rd entry.
Screenshots look great.
20% bigger than Skyrim.
Features also revealed.
Only a matter of time before it is officially announced.
Valuable information found hidden in the Cyberpunk 2077 teaser.
The game in question is an RPG set in a dark fantasy world. Sound familiar?
Maybe we could expect a movie a few years from now.
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