CD Projekt Red previously confirmed that The Witcher 3 would be getting a free upgrade to take advantage of the latest generation of console hardware. Since then however, the company has been rife with controversy, following the less than stellar launch of Cyberpunk 2077. While the team continues to fix Cyberpunk, it would seem as though CDPR have opted to collaborate with modders to help get The Witcher 3’s next-gen patch out.
As reported by Kotaku, the creator of the The Witcher 3 HD Reworked project Halk Hogan revealed on his YouTube channel that he has been contacted by CDPR regarding the upcoming next-gen patch for The Witcher 3.
Hogan announced: “Hello my dear friends! It’s been a long time since the last video. 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.”
Adding further explanation, he clarified that “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.”
Modders are an important part of the gaming industry, and in most instances, their valuable work is left unacknowledged by game studios – while some studios are actively hostile towards them. As such, it is encouraging to see CDPR working with modders, and presumably paying them for their work and effort. Hopefully this also helps speed up the release of the next-gen patch, allowing the studio to focus on fixing Cyberpunk 2077.
KitGuru says: What do you think of modders? Are you glad to see CDPR working with them? Will you replay The Witcher 3 when the upgrade is released? Let us know down below.