When it came out in 2015, many fell in love with the physical edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which in addition to the game on disc included also several interesting bonuses – such as the Continent map.
Legitimate, then that some were waiting for the physical release of the game for PS5 or Xbox Series X, to add it to their collection. Waiting that, we learn directly from CD Projekt RED and from the resellers who have opened sales, will be really very short.
In fact, with an official note issued to the Insider-Gaming site, the Polish developer and publisher confirmed that The Witcher 3 next-gen in physical format will already arrive this month of January in stores, even if we don’t yet have a precise date from the publisher (but from resellers we do, as we’ll see).
The note also specifies everything that we will find inside the retail box, which this time does not seem to include small bonuses of any kind:
«CD Projekt RED is planning a physical release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Complete Edition for the late month of January. It will be available for both PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The package will include a disc containing the base game and the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions. All DLC and official upgrades released by CD Projekt RED in the last seven years will be part of this set – including the next-gen update, which includes dozens of technical, graphics and performance improvements.
The package will include only the disc just mentioned. Pricing and availability will vary by retailer in each territory.”
Considering the reference to the late period of January, it seems legitimate to expect The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition in physical format no earlier than the last week of the month. A hypothesis that is confirmed by looking around the online stores.
According to the Amazon reseller, in fact, the price would be 39.99 euros for our market, with delivery expected on January 26th, as you can see here.
In December, the next generation version of the game was released on all platforms, including PC. This includes graphical improvements and the quality of life, including a new system for using Signs and the possibility of activating a close-up view that makes everything more spectacular and gives greater visibility to the details of the world and characters.
If you want to learn more about it, take a look at our video review, with lots of gameplay captured in 4K from the PS5 version of the game – which we received in digital format for our analysis.
It is also worth mentioning that if you already own the game on an older generation, you are entitled to a free upgrade to the new version. And if you’re stepping into Geralt’s shoes for the first time, there are our handy guides to help you.