UK game store worker leaks possible The Witcher 3 next-gen release date

If we believe the now-deleted image, The Witcher 3's next-gen update will be out by December 9.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is arguably the best game of its generation, most likely in a three-way tie with the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Last of Us. So, if there's a game that deserves to have a "remaster" for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, The Witcher 3 is at the top of the list.

Worker Leaks The Witcher Next Gen Release Date
We're surprised that CDPR didn't cash-in on all the hype surrounding The Witcher by remaking the first two games.

Unfortunately, while we've known for a while that CD Projekt RED is working on a repackaged The Witcher 3, which includes the base game and all of its expansion packs and DLCs, the Polish studio has refused to give it a release date. The last we heard, The Witcher 3's next-gen version is still coming out later this year, but a specific release date still hasn't been available - until now.

According to an anonymous video game retailer worker based in the United Kingdom, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be out on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X on December 9, 2022.

Specifically, the now-deleted leaked image details the store's upcoming available pre-orders along with the release dates of each title. The list includes the updated The Witcher 3's release date. Even if this isn't official information, the fact that the image is no longer on the internet via the original source suggests that it's been taken down by someone, possibly CDPR.

I work at a Game and The Witcher 3 next gen just got a release date update on our pre-order screen. Might be placeholder? from witcher

We learned a lot about CDPR's plans a few weeks ago. For example, CDPR confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a full sequel albeit the first game will only have one expansion. In addition, CDPR also "revealed" that future Cyberpunk and Witcher games will have a multiplayer element.

Also, CDPR is working on an original IP for the first time in the series' history. Finally, CDPR claims that the next Witcher game is just the first of a planned trilogy.

TLDR; there are going to be a lot of games from CDPR that will come out later this decade.

Worker Leaks The Witcher Next Gen Release Date
Fingers crossed, the current-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will support 4K HDR at 120fps.

For now, fans will just have to "settle" for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X.


Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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