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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Release Date, News, Spoilers, and Updates for PS4 and Xbox One

( [email protected] ) Apr 17, 2015 05:03 PM EDT
Those that are into The Witcher franchise of video games are greatly anticipating the release date of what is being hailed as the final part of the trilogy with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.  We have listed below any news, spoilers and updates for the game, which should be quite epic.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released on May 19th to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. (CD Projekt Red)

Those that are into The Witcher franchise of video games are greatly anticipating the release date of what is being hailed as the final part of the trilogy with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.  We have listed below any news, spoilers and updates for the game, which should be quite epic. 

According to VG 24/7, it is official that The Witcher 3 has gone gold.  It means that right now The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been sent to the factory and is being pressed into discs for its release date of May 19th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC. 

It is interesting to see how the final chapter of the trilogy is going to look on different platforms.  Tech Times reports that CD Projekt, creators of the game, showed it off to players.  It was apparent from this demonstration that the PlayStation 4 version of The Witcher 3 looked great in full 1080p.  The Xbox One version pushed 900p with blurry textures, but will hopefully be ironed out before the game's official release date.  Of course, the PC version of the game beat out both of them as far as graphics quality is concerned, as even new generation consoles like the Xbox One and the PS4 are incapable of 4K quality. 

For those that aren't familiar with The Witcher series of video games, they are some intense action role playing games set in an open world.  The Witcher 3 is probably going to be the last in this series based on the fantasy novels of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, but these games take place after the books. In Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the player once again plays witcher Geralt of Rivia as he continues his adventures from the previous two games, The Witcher and The Witcher 2:  Assassins of Kings.  Geralt must face a massive army known as the Wild Hunt as they desolate the Northern Kingdoms.

The Witcher 3 has a setting "30 times larger" than the previous Witcher games, being described as 20 percent bigger than the popular Skyrim fantasy game.  Gamespot has reported that CD Projekt Red will offer a free DLC (downloadable content) for Witcher 3, with 16 add-on packs, not tied to any platform. 

Gamespot also reports that there will be two major expansion sets that will not be free.  The first of the expansions is called Hearts of Stone, where the player must go into "No Man's Land" on a quest to find the "mysterious man of glass", and this will have a release date sometime in October. 

The next Witcher 3 add-on is called Blood and Wine, and it is expected to provide 20 hours of gameplay in an all-new region known as Toussaint.  There isn't much more details about Blood and Wine except that it will arrive by March 2016. 

The wait isn't long as the game will arrive on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms on May 19, 2015.  You can preorder it from Buy the Witcher now, and there are Collectors Editions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt available.