The Witcher 3: the next gen patch could exploit PC mods

The Witcher 3: the next gen patch could exploit PC mods

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Since CD Projekt RED released its Cyberpunk 2077 it seems that things within the company are not going well. Recently the company lost the director of The Witcher 3 one of the key figures of the team. For those who have played the third chapter of the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, they know how bad this is and how the future of the saga could inevitably be uncertain. Despite this it must be said that the next gen version of the title is currently in the works even if an official release date is not yet known.

A few hours ago the modder HalkHogan, author of The Witcher 3 HD Rework has declared interesting news in this regard. The next-gen patch for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S could in fact be created in collaboration with some modders. “I have some good news, which explains why I have been in silence and have not shown anything in this period. I think the most important news is that I received an official collaboration message from CD Projekt RED. While not sure yet, it is highly likely that HDRP will be included in the official next-gen update. I will keep you informed about it. "

Although there is no official statement, CD Projekt RED several days ago through Kotaku would have revealed that it had several contacts with the major modders who have contributed to improving the experience of The Witcher 3. Being the patch addressed also for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S it is plausible that these are adapted to the hardware making everything as usable as possible.

In short, we will be waiting for more detailed information about it in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, if you have never recovered The Witcher 3, we absolutely invite you to do so. The title has won major awards including the GOTY at the 2015 Game Awards becoming one of the most loved games of the last generation.

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The Witcher 3’s PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Update Might Use PC Fan Mods

The creator of The Witcher 3 HD Reworked mod says it’s “very likely” his work “will be included in the official next generation update.”

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CD Projekt RED announced last year that their seminal 2015 RPG The Witcher 3 would be releasing for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2021. Details on the game’s next-gen port are still sparse, and the Polish developer is yet to tell us what sort of upgrades we should be looking forward to. But it seems some of these updates will be included in collaboration with members of the game’s PC modding community.

As discovered by Kotaku, Halk Hogan, creator of the The Witcher 3 HD Reworked project recently posted an update on Nexus Mods on his project after a period of silence, saying that he had recently been contacted by CDPR, and that it’s “very likely” his work on the mod will be included in the game’s next-gen update. “I know I announced a new HDRP preview in early March but I was silent the whole time. Sorry for that,” he wrote. “But in return, I have some good news, and the reasons why I was quiet and why I don’t have too much to show. I think the most important news is that I got an official message from CDPR about cooperation. While it’s not certain yet, it’s very likely that HDRP will be included in the official next generation update. I will inform you what’s next.”

Meanwhile, CD Projekt RED also confirmed in a statement to Kotaku that even though no agreements have been reached with anyone, the developer is “in talks with creators of various mods”.

“In addition to our own development efforts on the upcoming next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC, we are also in talks with creators of various mods for the 2015 release of the game,” they said. “As of this time, however, we do not have any binding agreements with any such party.”

CD Projekt RED did not confirm whether creators would be compensated and credited for their contribution, if such a contribution were to be made.

In related news, The Witcher 3’s director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz recently resigned from CD Projekt RED following allegations of bullying.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. On PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, where it’ll benefit from near-instantaneous load times (among other things), it’ll launch in the second half of this year. It will be handled by Saber Interactive, who were also in charge of the game’s impressive Nintendo Switch port. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more updates in the meantime.