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Visual improvements come to Witcher III: Wild Hunt with latest PlayStation 4 update

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Geralt inspecting a murder scene
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Many thought Witcher 3's world was beautiful enough, but CDPR are bringing a promised patch to the PlayStation 4 with HDR support, bug fixes and performance improvements. The update was promised a while ago, and only now was it implemented.

The impressively looking world of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and it's expansions is becoming even more beautiful with the new PlayStation 4 update which is live as of 12 April 2018. The free update is bringing HDR support for the PlayStation 4, best experienced with an HDR capable TV and PS4 Pro. Other improvements include bug fixes and general stability enhancements.

Classic versions of the PlayStation 4 system will also feature visual improvements, whether they be minor or major, and numerous bug fixes. Furthermore, performance tweaks will be implemented which will no doubt decrease CPU and GPU usage and achieve better framerate stability in the meantime.

CD Projekt RedGeralt inspecting a murder sceneWitcher 3 - Blood and Wine also brought improved visuals to the in-game graphics

Lately, Witcher 3 has been in a mild spotlight as the game's protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, was announced as a playable character in SoulCalibur VI despite the game not being released yet. CDPR shared their assets with developer and publisher of the SoulCalibur series Bandai Namco.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was proclaimed by many as the game of the generation, with it winning over 250 Game of The Year awards in the year following its release. Developer CD Projekt Red stated that Witcher 3 has gotten more than 800 awards over the 3 years since its release which puts it way ahead of other GOTY competitors.

CD Projekt RedGeralt inspecting a murder sceneWitcher 3 - The base game featured a more "northern" feel to its world

In the game, players take on the mantle of the witcher Geralt of Rivia for the third time. Witchers are supernatural hunters capable of amazing feats of strength and agility, and are employed by the local populace to take care of any problem they seem to have. Most of those problems turn out to be monsters which are inspired by Slavic mythology in the game's universe.

Two expansion packs were released for the game, the first of which was Hearts of Stone followed by Blood and Wine. Both of the expansions were well received both by players and critics.