When the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives later in the year, CD Projekt Red might enlist the help of the talented modding community.
One such modder is Halk Hogan, whose YouTube channel is full of examples featuring incredible work on The Witcher 3. Recently Hogan has been working on a mod called “Reworked Project NextGen ”, and the efforts caught the eye of CDPR.
The modder’s most recent video on the channel was the first in over three months, and some fans were wondering what’s been happening. Well, Halk Hogan has something to tell you brother, and it’s that they’ve been in talks with CDPR.
“Hello, my dear friends! It’s been a long time since the last video,” said Hogan on NexusMods. “I know I announced a new HDRP preview in early March but I was silent the whole time. Sorry for that. But in return, I have some good news, and the reasons why I was quiet and why I don’t have too much to show.
“I think the most important news is that I got an official message from CDPR about cooperation. While it’s not certain yet, it’s very likely that HDRP will be included in the official next-generation update. I will inform you what’s next. As always, I would like to thank you for all your support and kind words.”
Kotaku reached out to CDPR and received confirmation that the developers have been in talks with various modders to potentially help with the next-gen version of The Witcher 3.
CDPR told Kotaku: “In addition to our own development efforts on the upcoming next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC, we are also in talks with creators of various mods for the 2015 release of the game.”
I personally cannot wait for this next-gen port, especially if it’s worked on by talented modders. As someone that has started The Witcher 3 twice now, this time I will finish it (I promise!).
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S later in the year. Owners of the last-gen version will also receive a free next-gen upgrade.
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