The Witcher 3 free PS5 upgrade confirmed for next month

By Lee Brady,

The release date for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt's free PS5 upgrade has been set, with CD Projekt clarifying that anyone who owns the game on PS4 will be entitled to the update.

The long-awaited PS5 upgrade for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt has finally been pencilled in for a December release date, and the best part is that everyone who owns a copy of the PS4 game is entitled to upgrade their game for free. A small update from publisher CD Projekt recently suggested the
PS5 version of The Witcher 3 was coming soon after a long delay, and now we're only a month away from The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt launching on PS5.

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt free PS5 upgrade release date

CD Projekt announced via The Witcher's Twitter account that the release date for The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt's free PS5 upgrade is 14th December 2022. Players who own a copy of The Witcher 3 on PS4 either digitally or physically will be able to download the updated PS5 version of the game on their modern console and take advantage of superior graphics, an improved frame rate, and faster loading times.

For those interested in picking up a physical copy of The Witcher 3 for PS5, you're going to have to keep waiting, as CD Projekt has stated that the game's current-gen physical release will come "at a later date" — likely in 2023, at this rate. The company announced that more details would be revealed about the Witcher 3 on PS5 next week, so stay tuned for another update on when we can expect that physical edition.

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After a series of six new Witcher game announcements, including a remake of the Witcher 1 which should reverse the PlayStation's fortune in regards to Witcher games, we had started to think The Witcher 3 PS5 upgrade had gotten another quiet delay — thankfully, that doesn't appear to be the case. If you own the game on disc, don't forget to follow the upgrade advice on the PlayStation website and let us know in the comments below if you're looking forward to the game and whether this upgrade means the Witcher 3 is eligible for our best PS5 game list.
Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee loves writing about the game design of classic PS Plus Premium games and upcoming PS5 games like Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and Final Fantasy XVI. He's a big proponent of video games as an evolving artistic medium, though he's also a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog games, so the medium might want to keep looking for a better spokesperson.
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