CD Projekt Red co-hosted the first-ever WitcherCon, and though the developer had no major announcements, it had its fair share of exciting news.
True to the developer’s word, CD Projekt Red had no announcements of a sequel to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to announce at the first-ever WitcherCon. However, that doesn’t mean WitcherCon was a dud for fans of the game franchise.
Though WitcherCon seemed primarily focused on promoting the upcoming season 2 of The Witcher, CD Projekt Red still had plenty of exciting news and updates for existing projects from Gwent to The Witcher: Monster Slayer. If you’re looking for gaming adventures, there’s plenty to look forward to.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer, which will be available to download on Android and iOS for free everywhere on July 21, saw a new gameplay trailer in which CD Projekt Red and Spokko teased some of the upcoming AR game’s quests and the depth of immersion players can experience. As an example, the trailer revealed that players may have to wait until nightfall to find certain monsters in the game.
For Gwent, CD Projekt Red announced the Season of the Griffin seasonal event. July 6-13 sees Banished, where after a failed shot, Banish will activate for both player’s decks. A card that appears in any deck can be banished. Power Shift will follow from July 13-20, during which players will be able to set the power of every unit in their starting deck to its Provision Cost at the beginning of every match. From July 20-27 is Seesaw, where even powered units will gain one point while odd powered units will be damaged by one. Finally, July 27 to Aug. 3 will see Switcheroo, during which players will switch hands after two turns.
Perhaps the largest announcement that CD Projekt Red had for fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was news that the beloved 2015 game will be seeing a remaster. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will be available for next-gen consoles, including the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Next-gen upgrades will be available for those who already own The Witcher 3 on last-gen consoles at no cost.
The developer also teased that fans of The Witcher 3 will be seeing DLC content inspired by Netflix’s The Witcher series. This will mark the first piece of new content made for The Witcher 3 since the last expansion, Blood and Wine, was released in May 2016, concluding Geralt of Rivia’s story. Few details were provided concerning the upcoming DLC content.
CD Projekt Red did have its own presence at WitcherCon and its panels mainly consisted of behind-the-scenes looks at the making of The Witcher video game trilogy and some fun facts from the developers themselves. Prior to the online event, it was confirmed that there would be no announcement of a Witcher 4, though CD Projekt Red did not confirm or deny that a game is in development– as certain Witcher rumors seemed to suggest.
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