Polish developer CD Projekt Red has been to hell and back with the release of Cyberpunk 2077. The futuristic ARPG originally shipped with major bugs, performance issues and AI problems, and overall felt like it simply wasn’t ready for launch. It got so bad that at one point, Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection had to step in to ensure the company delivered on its promises to fix the game.
Two years later, CDPR is looking to enter a new and much brighter chapter in its history – with the long-awaited “next-gen” update for The Witcher 3. Unlike Cyberpunk 2077, which admittedly tanked the company’s rep when it first arrived on the scene, the third entry in The Witcher series well and truly established CDPR as a national treasure back in 2015. In fact, it was so successful it actually saw Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series reach new heights – receiving its very own live-action Netflix show starring Superman himself, Henry Cavill. So, what’s this free upgraded version of The Witcher 3 like and does it restore CDPR to its former glory?
To be clear, we’re focusing here on what the “next-gen update” brings to the table, although the final review score will take everything into account. If you haven’t played The Witcher 3 before, in short, it’s an epic open-world fantasy RPG set on The Continent, starring Geralt of Rivia – a monster hunter, who must find his “adopted daughter” Ciri, who is being tracked by the big bad Wild Hunt. If you do want to learn more about what exactly The Witcher 3 is all about, we suggest you check out our original Xbox One review.