After delaying the project and taking it back in house after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia saw CD Projekt Red remove business out of Russia, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition has a digital release date - December 14th.
When this new edition is released for Xbox Series X\S, PlayStation 5, and PC, it will come with all of the released free DLCs, and both of the released expansions, Blood & Wine and Hearts of Stone. There are also a number of improvements on the technical side, including visual end performance upgrades and some technical enhancements that the team was able to do for current machines. They’ve also integrated some mod choices into the experience.
For those who already own The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4, there will be a free next-gen update released.
In the release date announcement, CDPR also had some teases for us all on some possible changes, as well as a new stream to show off the content next week. This new edition will also have “new additional content inspired by The Witcher series from Netflix”.
The studio will host a special REDStreams event on Twitch to show off some gameplay from the new edition.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition was originally announced back in 2020, and until the delay this spring, was scheduled for a Q2 release under Russian studio Saber Interactive. That delay was announced back in April, with an indefinite development time ahead to finish the project:
“We have decided to have our in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice.”