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The Witcher 3 gets current-gen, disc-based launch this month

Time to add to that library. A physical launch for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of The Witcher 3 is coming up, and scheduled for this month.

Yes, it’s still a thing

Now, personally, I always (and I mean always) prefer physical editions of games. There are a number of reasons for that, including one big one, but I won’t get into it since I’m sure everybody knows what I’m referring to anyway. And if you’re anything like I am, then today brings some great news, as the newly released Complete Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting a boxed launch.

While it’s been available to play (or add onto your last-gen copy) since December, the physical edition will launch for both the Xbox and PS5 this month. And if you’ve yet to play, it adds in a good deal to bring the already terrific RPG up to modern levels.

“Performance and Ray Tracing modes, support for AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, faster loading times, and more” are available in both platforms’ editions. As usual the PS5’s pad adds just a little more too, with The Witcher 3 taking advantage of the “advanced haptics and adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller”.

That technical upgrades come along with new items and a quest, inspired by the Netflix show. But wait, there’s more as the game also includes quality of life additions like “new camera options, quick Sign casting, Photo Mode, cross-platform progression, map and UI tweaks, a selection of community-created mods integrated into the experience — among many others”. If you’d like to get a deeper sense of all that, check out our review here of the PC version here.

And then don’t forget to pick up a physical copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition when it lands on Xbox and PS5 next week, on January 26th.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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