CD Projekt Red will host a special The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt livestream this week, on the 20th July starting at 3PM BST / 4PM CEST / 10AM EST / 8AM PST. It's all part of the studio's 20th anniversary celebrations, and the event will no doubt provide some insight into the landmark RPG's development and legacy. It follows on from two previous streams, which covered The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
Now, we're not going into this outright expecting news on the long awaited PS5 version of The Witcher 3 — officially titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition — but surely this would be a good time to give us some additional information? The current-gen port still doesn't have a release date, although it's currently scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.
"Get ready to depart for the Path hand in hand with our Campaign Director, Philipp Weber," reads the official announcement. As such, this should be an interesting stream for fans of the White Wolf's final adventure — fresh information or not. Will you be tuning in? Sharpen your steel and silver in the comments section below.
Only thing left is what, a 4k/60fps mode? The game looks flat out gorgeous as is.
Would love a 3 game witcher remastered collection similar to the mass effect legendary edition. One can only hope I suppose
A release date would be good for the Complete Edition, currently fighting the urge to start it up again
@QualityGeezer 1 would need to be remade I think. They tried to outsource it for ps3 I think, but it got canned due to poor progress.
Nice!... my Niece just started 1. Hopping the enhanced Witcher 3 is out by the time she gets to it.
@QualityGeezer I played the Witcher 1 on my PC with a controller mod and the game worked perfectly. 2 is still playable. At times it looks even better than 3.
@Robinsad I never actually played the first one and had the 2nd on my 360 so would be awesome if they could get all 3 on the PS! If they did it right im sure it would be a big seller
Would love to see some PS5 gameplay! I’ve been dying to play TW3 again but am holding off until the upgrade drops.
On the one hand, it was one of my favourite games of last gen and I'm interested in the PS5 upgrade. But I suspect the gameplay and systems will have dated badly in the few years since I last played.
Hope we finally get a release date for that PS5 version. One of the best games of all time imo
@themuckman Fret not. Witcher 3 is still a millions times better than any of it's cheap copies like modern AC and Horizon.
@Bismarck I often wonder if that's why I don't like HZD, after putting so much time into the The Witcher 3 I picked up HZD and it wasn't even close.
Yeah... I'm honestly not expecting much.
Best case scenario is they announce a remaster trilogy to release on PS5 and some tidbits of info for the new Witcher game.
Expected scenario is an update on the PS5 version stating it is delayed to a tentative early 2023. Will still be free for those that have the PS4 version.
Worst case scenario, they celebrate the series with no new info and hand out nearly useless wallpapers saying "thanks for being a fan... we'll update you when the game is done".
@Krysus Combat could do with a bit of a rework. And quite a few QoL features. There were some great mods that made this wonderful game even better.
As much as I love Geralt and Co, I'd prefer some more news on Cyberpunk 2077's expansion.
@Bismarck Horizon is barely anything like TW3 other then both being open world.
I've been holding off my nth playthrough of tW3 for what seems like an eternity now 😞 probably one of my top 3 RPGs of all time. I'll be SO happy if they give us a release date, and I'll be absolutely ecstatic if it's an immediate release following the stream or relatively soon🤞 Y'never know!
Going by CP2077's graphics modes we'll be getting an RT(shadows)@30fps and a 60fps performance mode. Hopefully the resolution will stick to the upper end near 4k in both. Higher res textures + better general lighting + alpha effects + water all seem likely too.
@WallyWest Wrong. The quest and world design in both games is exactly the same. They are the same thing under the hood, but at least the Witcher has good lore written by a talented author. Horizon is about robot animals and dinosaurs which lazy and silly at the same time.
Question for those who've played through the game. I played up to the Butcher Barron story and honestly had to stop as the gameplay (swordplay) just doesn't hold up as I feel I am just mashing a button for the same two swipes. Am I missing anything here as to why so many people love this game? I mean the stories are cool, but I'd rather watch cutscenes than play it since the combat is so bad. I assume I never get to do anything other than major or minor strikes with some magic mixed in but I'd love to be wrong.
I’m currently 120 hours into my 5th playthrough and just about to start the Battle of Kaer Morhan so I’ve still a way to go in the main campaign let alone the two DLCs. And you know what? It’s still utterly fantastic, gorgeous to look at and an unforgettable experience despite its flaws (Yes, Roach’s AI is shonky and that Palio race is still totally unfair)
So knowing my luck they will announce the PS5 version as I fully intend to finish my current playthrough. Would I dive straight back into things with a next gen version? I think I’d need a break to be honest but within a year or maybe sooner I’ll happily head back to The Inn at White Orchard, play my first round of Gwent and hunt that Griffin. Easily my favourite game of all time and this current playthrough beats all other gaming moments from 2022.
@QualityGeezer teeeeeease! That would be beyond epic!
@Krysus I'm hoping it's as big of a revamp as ND did for TLOU
@Shredderlovespizza I mean, it's not Kingdom Come: Deliverance or anything like that, it's a fairly simple system, but if you vary your strike, dodge, strike, block, parry, strike combos, and mix in some special abilities like whirl, roll to create or close distance, and then use signs for crowd control/flair, you can make a pretty satisfying combat style.
I always entered fights with my guard up for style points too, instead of jogging between enemies, but I do remember at one point after not playing I couldn't remember how the guard/block/parry system worked or even what buttons to use. And it felt so weird.
But the story is worth keeping on even if you haven't found the combat to be great for you. Trust the awards this game has won, and the general feeling of gamers towards it.
For example, I was a complete Witcher novice on TW3. I gave up for a while and came back to it and fell in love with it. By the time I'd finished the 2 DLC's (basically complete games themselves) I needed more, so read the books and then realised how much more I loved it.
Also, CDPR can we have Dualsense haptic feedback and speaker additions to this, I want to feel my controller splash in crookback bog, clack on the cobbles of Novigrad, I want to feel the winds of Aard and the woosh of the flames of Igni...
and I want my controller speaker to say Pam Pam Paraaam every 3 minutes, bare minimum.
@Bismarck The quest and world design are pretty much standard open world RPG stuff. Also you find Horizon silly because robot animals are unrealistic but Dragons, magic and beings able to travel the multiverse with magic is realistic?
@Shredderlovespizza Try to look at it like a 1-2 combination of button presses...Light attacks and then strong attacks. It takes a while the combat and it is clunky agreed. Try to doge a lot and then get a hit it and move out ...Rinse Repeat. This might sound daft but try practicising on the hardest difficulty and you will get what I mean
@Krysus 😬 if you have a series x..
"..in backward compatibility mode holds a locked 60 frames per second, with its highest resolution peaking at 3456x1944 and lowest at 2400x1350. VG Tech also notes that texture filtering is improved on the series x.."
@WallyWest Don't bother engaging with him. He's not a troll per se but he doesn't understand that different people have different taste. He puts himself at the center of his universe and only his opinion matters. He's a textbook narcissist. I learned this during the Mass Effect author article.
@WallyWest They are only standard because studios like Ubisoft and Guerilla are lazy. CDPR moved on.
There are all sorts of different fictional universes with all sorts of magics and dragons, but robot dinosaurs is just stupid.
@Uncharted2007 I am right though. I am the only person on here that's saying the truth.
@Dudditz09 same want to do my second playththru but held off ever since I heard about this.
@Bismarck I actually thought that Zero Dawn's story was better told and paced that the main story of The Witcher 3. Forbidden West's was a bit silly though. Also, everybody always says robot dinosaurs when in fact almost all of the machines are based on animals.
@ApostateMage Are you kidding me? I can't remember much about the story of HZD because I hated it, but the ending had you saving the whole kingdom on your own. That's painfully contrived. And the quest design throughout was terrible. The Witcher 3 is by no means a perfect game, but it's leaps and bounds superior to Assassin's Creed Zero Dawn.
Never played so actually quite looking forward to this. Hopefully out sooner rather than later as a few other big releases coming Nov/Dec.
@PhhhCough I'm running on a Series S currently. And played it on the One X originally, the enhanced/quality mode vs performance was so negligible graphically I could barely tell. So just ran it in performance for FPS. Maybe they will go Bonkers with Ray tracing or something else substantial. CDPR may have crapped the bed with the Cyberpunk launch, but it is at least very solid now with the upgrades. (Although I would still love a 1080/60 mode for series S.)
@Bismarck Horizon is definitely a marmite game, I know alot of people who dislike it as yourself, It took me plenty of times to actually enjoy the game too. I originally struggled to have a click with it. But saying that, I personally ended up enjoying it but mainly due to the gameplay and hitting components off. The Witcher is better of course, but it's still decent. Everyone has a preference though and I don't think any one opinion is wrong. Horses for courses.
Holding off for the PS5 upgrade to play it for the very first time (never played any Witcher)
@Shredderlovespizza you're not missing anything, the combat is really just god awful. Literally every encounter, even on the hardest difficulty, can be beaten with shield, attack, run away, repeat. The plot is a pretty generic high fantasy story. The best part of the game is Gwent, but the Gwent players are too few and far between really. Witcher 3 is a highly overrated game.
@Uncharted2007 Yeah i vaguely remember him from other articles. He isn't being rude to me right now so i will still engage in a civil matter for the time being.
Edit: I see he's been banned oh well 🤷♂️
The improved load times alone would make it worth another playthrough.
@QualityGeezer You'll regret that with witcher 1. As someone who played it and finished it, that game needs a full remake not a remaster. Witcher 2 can use some updated combat since it's a rollling simulator at times.
@Bismarck This is just wrong. Witcher is one of my favourite series, but Horizon has fantastic lore. It’s more sci fi but I found the Horizon world to be gripping in its own way. Don’t understand how you can have such a bad take.
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