CD Projekt Red has released a new patch for The Witcher 3 Next-Gen PC along with a next-gen update on Origin.
The full patch notes for this hotfix have not been released yet, but according to the developer, this new patch aims to improve the overall performance and stability of PC players. Additionally, this hotfix fixes Steam and GOG overlays. CD Projekt Red also promised that the team is actively working to further improve the next-gen release across all platforms.
We just released a new fix for The Witcher 3 on PC that should improve overall stability and performance and fix GOG & Steam overlays. The game version will not change.
Our teams work to further improve the experience on all platforms. pic.twitter.com/YHEjbfpgvG
– The Witcher (witchergame) December 19, 2022
Along with this new PC fix, it’s now available on CD Projekt Red Also released Next Gen Update for the Game on EA Origin’s Digital Distribution Platform – Free Update Released on Steam, GOG, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S last week. As we already mentioned in our article last week, the next-gen version looks absolutely amazing, but the PC version suffers from some apparent crashes and performance issues. CD Projekt Red said it’s aware of these issues and is looking forward to resolving them as we speak – let’s hope this hotfix addresses at least some of the reported issues. Here’s what Alessio Palumbo wrote about the next-gen update on PC last week:
Frankly, it’s not the flawless presentation that fans, or CD Projekt RED executives, were hoping for, after Cyberpunk 2077’s infamous launch issues on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s even more aggravating when you consider that the game has been delayed a good year from its originally scheduled release window. Granted, these problems may be much easier to fix than those seen in the previous debacle.
As a side note, we also noticed that The Witcher 3 Next-Gen doesn’t support High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays after all, despite previous claims to the contrary. We recommend turning off HDR in Windows for now. On the bright side, the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers available in the PlayStation 5 version can be experienced on PC as well if you have a DualSense controller. This implementation is rather subtle but remains a welcome addition.