The Witcher 3 Getting Large Update on Same Day as GOTY Edition Launch

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CD Projekt Red details a new update for the vanilla version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that is set to launch alongside the Game of the Year Edition of the game.

CD Projekt Red is hoping to reinvigorate sales of its critically acclaimed The Witcher III: Wild Hunt with the game's GOTY Edition that launches tomorrow for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. However, those that own the vanilla version of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt will not be ignored once the Game of the Year Edition hits store shelves. On the contrary, CD Projekt Red has just detailed a large patch that will be available for the game across all its platforms tomorrow.

Update 1.30 for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt will fix a number of lingering technical issues that the game has, such as glitches related to its gameplay and visuals. For example, the glitch where horse tails disappear is being addressed, and a large number of gameplay problems are also being tackled in the new update, such as glitched quests that have been impossible to complete for some players.

Beyond cleaning up glitches, tomorrow's large update for The Witcher III is also adding a convenient new feature to the PC version of the game. Starting tomorrow, whenever someone is playing the game on PC using a DualShock 4 controller, PS4 button prompts will appear in order to make the experience a little less confusing.


Finally, the update is also going to tweak the look of one of the game's characters. While Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, and other members of the main cast aren't getting a makeover, it appears as though Vimme Vivaldi, a dwarf banker in Novigrad, will be "sporting a fresh look," according to the patch notes.

This update should also help to appease fans that are upset that the GOTY Edition of the game is not compatible with console saves that Witcher III veterans may already have. The update shows that CD Projekt Red is committed to supporting its fans that have had the game since the very beginning, while also trying to woo new customers with the bells and whistles of the GOTY Edition. It's likely that there will be many more updates for The Witcher III in the future as well, so don't expect CD Projekt Red to stop supporting its game, even a year after its launch.

With Witcher III's GOTY Edition launching tomorrow, CD Projekt Red could have easily ignored the vanilla version of the game moving forward. After all, the company has already gone to great lengths to support the original version of the game, releasing 16 weeks of free DLC for it, along with numerous updates and a couple of lengthy paid expansions. No one would fault CD Projekt Red for focusing its efforts on the new version of the game, but its commitment to its fans is what makes the Polish studio one of the most popular in the industry today.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: CD Projekt Red (via Game Informer)

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