As part of WitcherCon, CD Projekt Red announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive free DLC (downloadable content) alongside the next-gen update slated for later this year.
Announcement tweet reads “Spoiler alert: we’ve also made some free DLC inspired by @witchernetflix”
The DLC will be free and the cover revealed for the next-gen update mentions that it will include “additional elements inspired by the Netflix series.”
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen update is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC this year! Here’s a look at our updated coverage.
Spoiler alert: we have also prepared some free DLC inspired by @witchernetflix ✨
More info to come! pic.twitter.com/O34E1xCReI
– The Witcher (@witchergame) July 10, 2021
Although no details were revealed, the official Twitter account for The witcher games teases that more information will be available soon.
The free DLC will not be exclusive to the next-gen version and will be available on all platforms including the PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The team also confirmed in a Twitter response that in addition to the free DLC, the next gen update will also be free for people who already own the game. Earlier this year, it was mentioned that the fan-made mods for The Witcher 3 seemed “very likely” to be included in the next-gen upgrade.
WitcherCon also surprised fans with the trailer for an animated film starring Vesimir, Geralt’s mentor in the Witcher larger games and series. The film, titled The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare, will be released by Netflix on August 23, 2021.
As spotted by PC player, the developers at WitcherCon also revealed that Geralt was not originally scheduled to appear in the first Witcher game and players could instead have customized their own character.
In other news, Death Stranding Director’s Cup will be the first PS5 game to feature “ultra-wide” support, which will allow the game to run in 2560 × 1080 and 3340 × 1440 resolutions on the console.