The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release window confirmed

Geralt lands on next-gen consoles later this year

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
(Image credit: CD Projekt)

CD Projekt Red has revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S consoles later this year. 

As confirmed by the developer itself, players will be able to play as Geralt of Rivia on next-gen consoles in Q4 2022, so sometime between October 1st to December 31st, 2022. The new updated version has been delayed multiple times with the previous update in April pushing the popular RPG back indefinitely. CD Projekt then regained control of the project's development from Saber Interactive, who worked on the game's Nintendo Switch port before this. 

Cyberpunk 2077 originally launched on December 10th, 2020, so that potentially gives us an idea of when the new version will launch, although that's purely speculation.

Anyone that owns The Witcher 3 on PS4, Xbox One or PC can upgrade to the new next-gen version for free. This is the complete edition with all of the previously released DLC included. 

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"Let's make this 7th anniversary even better, shall we? We're delighted to share that the Next Gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is planned to release in Q4 2022. See you on the Path, witchers!" wrote CD Projekt Red (via Twitter (opens in new tab)).

As one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time, anticipation has been sky high for the new updated release. Most notably, it has sold over 40 million copies globally and helped bring the IP into mainstream culture, being a major contributing factor to the Netflix show starring Henry Cavill being commissioned.  

Earlier this year, the next entry in The Witcher series was officially announced by developer CD Projekt, however, the studio announced that it was making a big change to The Witcher 4. Jason Slama, who previously lead the development of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, was further confirmed to be acting as game director on the new Witcher project.

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