The Witcher 3 next-gen is getting a physical release next week

The Witcher 3
(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

A physical version of The Witcher 3 next-gen for PS5 and Xbox Series X is set to launch next week. 

In a tweet, CD Projekt Red confirmed the boxed edition, titled The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition, will be launching across various regions, including the UK and US, on January 26. An image released alongside shows the PS5 and Xbox Series X game boxes and cover art. Contained within is the base game and both paid expansions - Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine - as well as 16 pieces of DLC, all crammed onto one disc.

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The long-awaited next-gen upgrade for The Witcher 3 was released digitally last month on December 14, and for fans, it was well and truly worth the wait. Taking advantage of power of modern consoles, the update adds a plethora of technical enhancements and visual improvements to Geralt's mammoth adventure, including faster loading times, performance and ray tracing modes, and brand new content based on The Witcher Netflix series.

Unsurprisingly, the upgraded Witcher 3 was met with adoration from fans and critics alike, so much so that it even managed to pass Elden Ring to become the best open-world RPG with a score of 97 Metacritic. Although, it looks like FromSoftware's latest is back on top, as Geralt has since slipped a few points to 94. And while most of the differences between the next-gen version and the original are for the better, players were quick to discover that it also contains one very tiny, very silly change.

Check out our guide to upcoming CD Projekt Red games to see what else The Witcher developer is up to.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.