Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update Introduces New Features

The Witcher 3 is finally receiving the announced next gen update and CD project red has just showcased it's new features.

Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update for consoles and pc
Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update

Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update has some new features that will improve its core gameplay and much-demanded features in a Next-Gen release. The update will be free, confirmed officially by none other than the CD project Red Studio. Moreover, it will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X from December 14, 2022.


  • Witcher 3 Next-Gen update has a lot of new features, but the notable one is the 60 fps performance mode for consoles to help players relive one of their favorite pieces of entertainment of the last decade in a better performance mode.
  • It will also feature Cross-Save, allowing you to play the same progress on different platforms.
  • New content has also been confirmed, featuring content inspired by the Netflix series of Witcher books.
  • New easter eggs and connections between the worlds of Cyberpunk and Witcher 3 are also expected as CD project loves tributing their other games.

Witcher 3 was released back in 2015 and won the Game Of The Year award of that year. And after Seven years of its initial release, it will have that next-generation update to help it display the maximum of its beautiful performance on the Next Generation of consoles and make use of that hardware and its capabilities.

The next Generation update will feature the following:

  • 4K textures and Models.
  • Ray tracing features.
  • Improved gameplay
  • 60 Frames Per Second Mode for consoles.
  • Cloud saves.
  • Photo Mode.
  • Series X & PS5: 60FPS performance mode or 30FPS quality + RT
  • Real-time global illumination + RT ambient occlusion
  • FSR 2.0 implementation
  • Reworked foliage, improved textures, and LOD
  • You can now pause cutscenes
  • New Subtitles
  • Cross save.
Witcher 3 Next-Gen Update new photo mode
the new photo mode preview, which is available in the next-gen update.

Aside from the new features, you can expect some easter eggs, especially from the CD Projekt’s latest game. We will see the two worlds of Witcher and Cyberpunk connect more, most likely as a tribute to one another. They have also confirmed to feature some new content inspired by the Netflix Witcher series. So expect an extra one to two hours tops of side quest content.

Clarifying some features that are newly added is that Cross-Save will allow you to save your progression on one platform and continue that progression on another platform. For example, you can play one saved file on your PlayStation and then continue to play that saved file on your PC.

For those who don’t know, FSR 2.0 is a new feature by AMD to upscale and boost your Frames Per Second. It relies on a material upscaling algorithm that takes into the interpretation of data from a multitude of sources. It uses current and previous frames (temporal data), motion vectors, and the depth buffer and can be a massive performance enhancement in The Witcher 3.

That’s the end of the information we acquired from the updates from official sources. Let us know your opinions on the Witcher 3 Next-Gen update and its features in the comments section. We would surely love to hear it.

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