Question Witcher 3 next generation tie in to Netflix mini series?

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Do you think the next generation version of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will be released next to the Witcher mini series The Witcher: Blood Origin in December? I think it would make sense because they only have 6 episodes and the Witcher season 3 isn’t until Summer 2023.

What do you think they will do? Keep the release date in 2022 or push it to 2023 to be around season 3?
 

Zloth

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It will take them longer than that to get Witcher 4 out the door. Even 2024 sounds too early to me.

Or are you just talking about a prettier version of Witcher 3? I know they are doing one of those for Witcher 1, but that's the only one I've heard about.
 
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HI Zloth,

yeah they are doing a next gen version of the Witcher 3 this year. Better graphic, load times, and even adding some stuff from Netflix show ( like character models). Best of all if you have the game already it’s supposed to be a free update.
 
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Sarafan

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Here are the differences between the standard and ray traced version:
View: https://youtu.be/_o59iS_4SHY
They’re clearly visible although not as spectacular as in CP2077 or Control. If you have a decent hardware, it’s now the best way to play The Witcher 3. Haven’t tried it yet myself, but it’s tempting for sure. I wonder how bad the fps will be on my RTX 2070 Super… :p
 
@Sarafan - That's an awesome comparison video for ray tracing, thanks! I'm currently downloading the update (45.2GB) and sitting around the 40-minute mark until it's completed. The differences in most of the scenes are amazing. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to run with ray tracing & mostly ultra-settings with an RTX 3080, but some players are apparently experiencing some technical issues as per this PCG article:
The Witcher 3's free next-gen update is out now, but some players report performance issues | PC Gamer

So many variables with PCs, as well as players reporting issues, I'll just have to wait a bit to find out for myself.
 

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