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The Witcher 3's next-gen update to use fan-made mods

Published: 06:42, 07 May 2021
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The Witcher 3 can look even better with few mods

CD Projekt Red have contacted creators of various mods for The Witcher 3 to potentially bring their mods to the upcoming next-gen update of the iconic RPG.

Later this year, CD Projekt Red plan to release a next-gen version of the iconic RPG The Witcher 3. The publisher already promised a wide range of improvements such as implemented ray-tracing, sharper textures, increased level of detail and much more.

Some of these visual and technical improvements that CD Projekt Red promised might actually come from the game's huge modding community. According to Halk Hogan, the man behind one of the biggest and most popular mods - HD Reworked Project - CD Projekt Red have contacted him regarding potential cooperation for the upcoming release. 

"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," the modder wrote in his message to players.

Nexus Mods The Witcher 3 screenshot showing Modded version vs Vanilla version The Witcher 3 - Modded version vs Vanilla version

Shortly after the announcement of the next-gen version, many players asked CD Projekt Red to work with Halk to include his mod in the game. HD Reworked Project replaces a ton of low res textures for much sharper ones. You can check out how this looks in the attached video.

For the time being, it seems that Halk and other modders have not made any agreements with CD Projekt Red but we expect that to change very soon since the devs seem interested in the work of modding community, which is always nice to see.

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